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Posted by 6 days ago

Free Gift with Christmas Subscriptions

Posted by 2 weeks ago

The Chap is delighted to offer Christmas gift subscriptions for 2016, which includes a free gift for the recipient.

What could be a more suitable gift to that special someone in your life, whose obsession with trouser presses, moustache wax, vintage cars and trousers with waistbands reaching to just under their chins, than an annual subscription to Britain’s only proper gentlemen’s journal?

The recipient of your seasonal munificence will be graced with, on Christmas day itself, their first edition of our splendid publication, a Chap Christmas card personally signed by you, plus a free mystery Chap gift (with a monetary value of at least £20.00). If you order before 14th December, all three items will be posted directly to you, the gifter, so that you may pass them on to your giftee on Christmas Day.

Thereafter, your lucky chum will then receive five more editions of our delightful organ every two months to their home address. The Chap Magazine thereby becomes literally the gift that keeps on giving.

You can set the whole thing up here

Or email thechap@warnersgroup.co.uk

Or call 01778 392022

Steampunk News is now more secure!

Posted by 4 weeks ago

After the upgrade on 5th November, Steampunk News is now redirecting users over HTTPS by default.  HTTPS uses the usual, industry-standard encryption prevalent across the Internet.  Any existing bookmarks should still work, redirecting automatically.

Previously only the login page was encrypted, however now you can rest assured that all site interactions communicate over a secure connection.

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Nix, Nix On Politics! Take Time Out For Pilsner’s Picks!

Posted by 1 month ago

If you’ve had about enough of both The Donald and The Hillary (I know that I have) and can’t wait for this whole god-awful election to finally be over with, maybe it’s time to enjoy a little trip to the past for a restful musical interlude. The Picks are, and always have been, strictly non-political; however, be warned— there’s a “Washington Squabble” in here, too!

http://pilsnerspicks.blogspot.com/

The “Serious Nonsense” of Bruce McCall

Posted by 1 month ago

I usually don’t post anything here but the monthly link to the Pilsner’s Picks playlist (coming soon!), but this little video is definitely worth watching. Bruce McCall— a longtime artistic hero of mine— invented a “retro-future” that’s seriously bent!

If you’re old enough to remember the National Lampoon in its 1980’s-90’s heyday, you’ve seen his work. But if you haven’t seen it before, you’re in for a treat. The man has a wildly inventive imagination, and just the right “period” vintage painting style to pull it off. Enjoy!

https://www.ted.com/talks/bruce_mccall_s_faux_nostalgia?language=en#t-308140

Wanted, Dead or Alive

Posted by 1 month ago

This man is wanted by The Chap.

His crime? Winning a competition in issue 88 to dress like a Peaky Blinder. A clerical error resulted in the loss of his contact details and we wish to award him his striped tunic shirt, separate collar and collar studs, all from Darcy Clothing, so he can dress even more fabulously than he did for the winning photograph.

If anyone knows the whereabouts of Mr. Ryan Goodyear, please ask them to contact us here at chap@thechap.co.uk

If Mr. Goodyear knows his own whereabouts, we ask him to do the same.

On no account should any member of the public approach this man. His tweed cap has razor blades in the peak.

Halloween in the Jazz Age by Tome Wilson

Posted by 2 months ago

As Mark Twain would say, “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.”

On Saturday, October 15th, Tome Wilson from Jazz Age Style will be teaching a one-hour multimedia class on Halloween in America. If you’re interested in learning about the costumes & customs of Halloween during the Jazz Age, please pick up a day pass to “Halloween in the Catskills” at https://www.facebook.com/events/1135858063099386/

Halloween in the Catskills is a weekend-long festival held at the Blackthorne Resort in East Durham, NY. There are bands, vendors, entertainers, and educators celebrating every facet of the haunting season. The hotels are already sold out for this event, but day passes are still available.

Besides, you know what they say about ghosts… there’s always room for one more!

Jazz Age Style is Tome’s production company in Philadelphia.  They specialize in vintage events such as Jazz Age on the Delaware, Great Gatsby weddings, pop-up speakeasies, and 1940s bombshell revues.  If you need fashion, music, entertainment, or set production for your next event, you can reach Jazz Age Style at info@jazzagestyle.com

“It’s one thing to build a community, but a community cannot be built on light.  It’s my mission to bring dieselpunk into the real world so others can be inspired by my love of the retrofuture.”

Dick Tracy

Posted by 2 months ago

Last night I explored the world of Dick Tracy again. This movie, along with Batman, and the Rocketeer were my first introductions to the world of Diesel Punk. I fell in love with the visual feast of the Art-Deco world imagined by minds in the late 80’s early 90’s and the powerful rhythm in the scores and soundtracks stuck like glue in the head and painted our worlds. I was but a child of 5 years when Warren Beatty’s Dick Tracy burst on the cinematic screen:The classic cars, bright colors (a meticulous amount of attention is given to primary colors in the clothes and settings in the film.) and the eternal fight between good and evil was found in the career driven Detective Tracy (Warren Beatty) and organized crime taking over his beloved city. Tracy’s almost one track mind to bring to justice the Alphonse”Big Boy” Caprice’s crime syndicate is given flashes of humility by his sweetheart, the faithful Tess Truhart and an adopted orphan named Kid. This movie straps in the action and character building relationships seamlessly. 

If you’re looking for fun with a twist 1930’s cool, Dick Tracy will satisfy your need in a big league way!

New Issue Out Now

Posted by 2 months ago

The latest edition of The Chap features Ed Harcourt on the cover. We interviewed the supposedly morose singer/songwriter and found him to be a charming, witty, debonair chap with a fascinating background in a Sussex manse where the signatures of the Sitwells, among others, remain in the visitor’s book. Mr. Harcourt also discussed fossils, creationism, smoking Havanas, Ernest Hemingway and his phobia for clowns.

Also in this 89th issue are the following articles: Chap Kit on the importance of carrying a beautiful notebook in which to jot one’s thoughts; Tom Cutler on how to light a fire and enjoy one’s moments on the hearth; Patricia Hammond on a Victorian sex scandal that led to reforms in women’s rights; we assess the sartorial correctitude of the monkstrap shoe and the Grenfell mackintosh; and we crown a Queen of Chapettes – the aptly-named Helen Chapman.

New contributors on this issue include our Parisian correspondent Francois Delplancq, who reports from a major new exhibition in Paris devoted to Oscar Wilde; we also review a new book about “Il Gaga”, the Italian dandy. Other new writers are the Earl of Waveney, who has begun an exhaustive history of British politics through 50 objects, starting with the Primrose League badge and top hats in the House of Commons.

Lip Weasels and Chaps continue to be assessed by our team of experts; cricket and cinema’s golden years continue to be celebrated, this time in the form of ball-handling and restored noir classic Odds Against Tomorrow.

Issue 89 of The Chap will be in the shops and on subscribers’ doormats on 14th October 2016.

Next Issue Out 14th October

Posted by 2 months ago

The next edition of The Chap comes out on 14th October and features Ed Harcourt on the cover. We interviewed the supposedly morose singer/songwriter and found him to be a charming, witty, debonair chap with a fascinating background in a Sussex manse where the signatures of the Sitwells, among others, remain in the visitor’s book. Mr. Harcourt also discussed fossils, creationism, smoking Havanas, Ernest Hemingway and his phobia for clowns.

Also in this 89th issue are the following articles: Chap Kit on the importance of carrying a beautiful notebook in which to jot one’s thoughts; Tom Cutler on how to light a fire and enjoy one’s moments on the hearth; Patricia Hammond on a Victorian sex scandal that led to reforms in women’s rights; we assess the sartorial correctitude of the monkstrap shoe and the Grenfell mackintosh; and we crown a Queen of Chapettes – the aptly-named Helen Chapman.

New contributors on this issue include our Parisian correspondent Francois Delplancq, who reports from a major new exhibition in Paris devoted to Oscar Wilde; we also review a new book about “Il Gaga”, the Italian dandy. Other new writers are the Earl of Waveney, who has begun an exhaustive history of British politics through 50 objects, starting with the Primrose League badge and top hats in the House of Commons.

Lip Weasels and Chaps continue to be assessed by our team of experts; cricket and cinema’s golden years continue to be celebrated, this time in the form of ball-handling and restored noir classic Odds Against Tomorrow.

Issue 89 of The Chap will be in the shops and on subscribers’ doormats on 14th October 2016.