The centenary edition of this publication contains a suitably grand sweep over 20 years of Chappism, with a history of the publication from its launch in 1999.
Our cover star is celebrated in a 12-page feature on the life and work of Terry-Thomas. The main interview is with fellow bounder Leslie Phillips, while other interviewees are legendary Irish author JP Donleavy and Miscellanist and Wodehouse homagiste Ben Schott.
Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart are both sartorially profiled, and we take a walk along the history of Savile Row. Other highlights are footballer/dancer/soul boy Laurie Cunningham, Olly Smith’s 100 best things about drinking, a tribute to Sebastian Horsley by his amanuensis and photo portraits of the most stylish chaps and chapettes to have graced our pages over the last 20 years.
Also included are a sartorial primer, reiterating all the sartorial rules we have purveyed so persistently, Grey Fox Blog’s David Evans on living the analogue life, the influence of Chap style on popular culture, an introduction to birding, and a look to what people will be wearing after the Apocalypse