Sunday, 14 May 2017

The Chap Relaunches (and Grey Fox Contributes)

Eighteen years after it was founded on a shoestring, The Chap, Britain’s favourite gentlemen’s journal, relaunches this week (on 17th May) with the aim of 'changing gear and broadening its horizons'. Alongside changes in design, it becomes a quarterly journal, double its former thickness but with the same page size as previously.

The extra 72 pages have been devoted to more in-depth sartorial features and longer features on topics previously eschewed in the Chap, such as art, politics, sexual politics and social history. The main interview in the first quarterly edition is with actor Richard E. Grant, who discusses the making of Withnail and I on the 30th anniversary of the film’s release.

The sartorial coverage is only part of the offering, but includes a new column by Grey Fox Blog (yes, me) for the older chap (actually for anyone as the content isn't age-related) and a column at the opposite end of the sartorial spectrum from a 22-year-old Nonbinary Chap; an interview with dandy designer Joshua Kane, a photo feature on retro-stylish new fashion label Simon James Cathcart, polo shirts, Hutton Desert Boots, workwear and knapsacks, plus a feature on Chester Cordite, the tailor bringing film noir suits back into style.

CHAP Summer 2017 edition is on sale 17th May in all branches of WH Smith and independent retailers.


Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

This is exciting news! Now, let's see if I can arrange a subscription here in the U.S.

Best Regards,

Heinz-Ulrich von B.

Keith Douglas said...

Very much looking forward to the new incarnation of the Chap, my favourite magazine for Chaps of all ages (being a Chap is a state of mind, and not age related). I am delighted it will remain the same size, so it will fit in my Tricker's satchel, and lighten my working day.

Anonymous said...

Would love to get a (reasonably priced)subscription in the US!!

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Paul said...

The tie and shirt pairing you chose looks great. I would probably go with a white or soft yellow color shirt for myself. Great looking colorful ties.

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