Style Site of Note – The Chap

The Chap Magazine for Gentlemen

It was a lovely surprise to find The Chap, online! Dedicated to defining the modern gentleman in a cheeky style this magazine is published in hard copy bi-monthly. There online presence is a wonderful treat, as it is hard to find on the newsstand here in Canada!

The online version is full of good advice for the modern gentleman and kingpin alike. Even their manifesto includes a clever and humourous list of a genteman’s requirements. Here are Rules 5, 6, and 7 for your edification:

5 THOU SHALT ALWAYS DOFF ONE’S HAT. Alright, so you own a couple of trilbies. Good for you – but it’s hardly going to change the world. Once you start actually lifting them off your head when greeting, departing or simply saluting passers-by, then the revolution will really begin.

6 THOU SHALT NEVER FASTEN THE LOWEST BUTTON ON THY WESKIT. Look, we don’t make the rules, we simply try to keep them going. This one dates back to Edward VII, sufficient reason in itself to observe it.

7 THOU SHALT ALWAYS SPEAK PROPERLY. It’s quite simple really. Instead of saying “Yo, wassup?”, say “How do you do?”

The Chap provides fashion reviews, as this one on the ugliest shoe ever made (from Prada, no less!), style news, and even the latest on the music called ‘chap hop‘.

A tip of my Homburg to the Chaps across the Pond!

Published by The Kingpin

Kingpin's Hideaway is a gentlemens outfitter specializing in designer and vintage clothing and accessories. Getting men to dress like grownups since 1986. Kingpin Chic is gentlemenswear. With balls.

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