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Trickers

Founded in 1829 by Joseph Tricker, R. E. Tricker Ltd is one of the longest established shoemakers in England. Having gained a reputation for producing footwear of superlative quality, in 1989 they were granted a Royal Warrant by HRH The Prince of Wales. Five generations later, Tricker’s is still a family-run operation. Each pair of … Keep Reading

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Welcome to the new web site for The Chap, Britain’s longest running gentlemen’s publication. Since launching the new site in January 2018, we have uploaded plenty of new material from our extensive archive – see ARCHIVE Signing up for our newsletter is the best way for you to keep abreast, on a weekly basis, of … Keep Reading

Am I Chap?

Major Blunder

Major Blunder probably thinks it is a matter of course that he is declared a Chap. And in one sense he is right – there is nothing intrinsically wrong about his clothing and his facial hair. It’s just that he looks like the sort of fellow who, one day, might turn a sleepy village in … Keep Reading

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The Rake’s Progress

Hot on the heels of Cooking For Chaps, Drinking for Chaps and How to Be Chap, this publication seeks to break new literary ground with the publication of The Rake’s Progress. The Chap founder Gustav Temple is collaborating with historical biographer Alexander Larman, author of Byron’s Women and Blazing Star, (The Life of the Earl … Keep Reading

  • Paul Anderson

    Paul Anderson Interview

    Gustav Temple:  Your moustache is the only moustache in the entire cast of Peaky Blinders. We’re very interested in moustache… Keep Reading

  • Richard E Grant

    Richard E Grant

    Gustav Temple: This year marks 30 years since the release of Withnail and I. While you were filming, did you… Keep Reading

  • Stephen Fry

    Stephen Fry

    Actor, author, director, playwright, linguaphile, polymath, son of an inventor, educated at Queens College, Cambridge, and (ye Gods) almost born… Keep Reading

  • Fenella Fielding

    Fenella Fielding

    Michael “Atters” Attree: Fame is a very extraordinary thing. You can become famous for being the bodiless voice of margarine,… Keep Reading

  • Chris Eubank

    Chris Eubank

    Gustav Temple: What for you is the definition of a gentleman? A gentleman is a person who is considerate in… Keep Reading

  • Adam Ant

    Adam Ant

    Michael “Atters” Attree: Are you experimental with your facial hair? I am now. I have attempted to in the past,… Keep Reading

  • Brian Blessed

    Brian Blessed

    Michael “Atters” Attree: Let’s start with a few warm-up questions first. What’s your favourite tipple? It’s a funny one that… Keep Reading

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Issue 95 Spring 2018

Interview with Vanessa Kirby on playing Princess Margaret in The Crown; interview with vintage Egyptologist Colleen Darnell; features on Princess Margaret, Aero Leather, Mods to Suedeheads, Archaeologist Chic, Lord Rochester, Mr. B the Gentleman Rhymer's Chap-hop Diary, Walker Slater photo shoot, Pitti Uomo, Pocket Knives, Olly Smith on Belgian Beer, The Queen's Messenger, Jump the … Keep Reading

Chap Tile Pocket Square

For the third in our new series of pocket squares, designer Caroline Lindop has harked back to earlier Chap pocket squares by using a grid formation, but maintaining a strong art deco flavour by adding a geometric border and using the sorts of colours used on Pullman carriages in the 1930s. This, the boldest of … Keep Reading

Chap Tie

Chap Tie

The Chap Tie combines elements of Art Deco, the new Chap logo and one of our pocket square designs to produce what we feel is the perfect combination of colour, style and discreet anarcho-dandyism to adorn the neck of a gentleman. The Chap Tie is printed on pure silk and measures 58 x 3 3/4 … Keep Reading

Chap Cufflinks

Chap Lapel Badge

Our new version of the Chap logo has been turned into a lapel badge as well as a set of cufflinks. The badge is the ideal adornment for the lapel of a Chap, Chapette or any other human who wishes for the lapel of their jacket, coat or blazer to be enlivened by a circle … Keep Reading

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    What Katie Did

    A stocking for every occasion? Well, they haven’t yet brought out a Tweed Seam (The Chap will be the first… Keep Reading

  • Dashing Tweeds

    Dashing Tweeds make fabulous, flamboyant tweeds that fuse great British workmanship with innovative design and dandiacal flair. Neil Ridley and… Keep Reading

  • Peaky Blinders Chap Photoshoot

    Peaky Blinders

    The Chap took some semi-professional models and clothing supplied by Darcy Clothing and Some Like it Holy to create our… Keep Reading

  • Laird Hatters

    Laird Hatters

    Laird Hatters supply the more fashionable parts of London with sterling bowlers, Fedoras, trilbies, Homburgs, Baker Boy Caps and many… Keep Reading

  • Earl of Bedlam

    Earl of Bedlam

    In issue 94 we took to the streets of Lambeth to photograph the clothes made by local bespoke tailor Earl… Keep Reading

  • Steampunk

    All Steamed Up

    We’ve learned all about their peculiar belief system on pages 22-25, Issue 43, but now it is time to find… Keep Reading

Mr. Erbil

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Mr Erbil

Elizabeth Fitt: Relaxing over shisha, at a cafe in the English Quarter of Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan, the three founding members of Mr Erbil are all smiles and a reassuring grasp of the English language rare in these parts. Ahmed Nauzad, sports a rather fine navy vest (bottom button undone) with matching polka dot pocket handkerchief (Presidential Fold). Goran Pshtiwan and Omer Nihad are lower-key, in Italianate slacks and leather jackets. They sip black tea from small glasses. “We are never involved in religion or politics. We have many different religions in our gentlemen’s club – it doesn’t matter, we accept everyone,…

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The Rational Women

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Rational Women

Sara Harris: On April 5th 1899, a woman took the stand as star witness for the prosecution in Regina v Sprague at the Kingston Quarter Sessions. The previous October the woman had been on a cycling trip in Surrey. Arriving for lunch at The Hautboy Hotel in the village of Ockham she had been refused entry to the hotel coffee-room because she was clad in ‘rationals’. Offended by the landlady’s offer of catering in the (less salubrious) hotel bar parlour, the woman had promptly turned tail and left in disgust. Unfortunately for Martha Sprague, landlady of The Hautboy Hotel, her disgruntled…

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Nonbinary Fashion

in Fashion/Features/Further Reading by
Holly Rose Swinyard

Holly Rose Swinyard is a self-proclaimed fashion experimentalist who writes about non binary fashion. Of all the fashions I follow and engage with, I think that this Chap look is the most me. Despite having a very definite male/female divide – Chaps and Chapettes, though there are many ongoing attempts to introduce Chapex, or just to degender Chap as a fashion term – I have found that not only do I love the fashion, but the community is the most accepting of any of the fashion communities. Fun, rambunctious, and downright splendid in their taste and style, these Chaps welcome all with…

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Lady Eccentrik

in Fashion/Further Reading by
Lady Eccentrik

At this year’s Chap Olympiad in July, Lady Eccentrik won our best-dressed female award and agreed to answer some questions for us  Photograph by Soulstealer Photography What were you wearing on the day of the Chap Olympiad?  Original 1940s dressing robe, printed in a vibrant pattern of bright cornflower blue daisies with maize yellow centres, jewel green foliage and posies of poppy-red blossoms. I accessorised it with elegant ladies’ cream dress gloves with baby-soft leather and a really thin lining. I believe they’re from the 50s or 60s. I styled my hair in a Marcel wave. My gorgeous full fluffy…

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