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The Best of The Chap Hardcover – 7 Oct 2005

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Boxtree; 1 edition (7 Oct. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0752225901
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752225906
  • Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 21 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 397,763 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

PUT THAT IN YOUR PIPE AND SMOKE IT Whatever happened to the English gentleman? Wasn't his doctrine of good manners, elegant dress and chivalry towards the ladies once the yardstick by which all human behaviour was measured? How could "road rage" have become the social norm in a country where simply not raising one's hat was once considered an act of aggression? When did men stop wearing cravats, shaking hands with each other and allowing ladies to take the most comfortable seats?And why? The Chap is the long-running magazine with a mission to revive gentlemanly behaviour and sartorial elegance. From the beauty of a tweed jacket to the simple pleasure derived from smoking a pipe, the renaissance of dandyism is celebrated here in the finest articles selected from The Chap, with all the panache one would expect from the splendid fellows behind The Chap Manifesto and The Chap Almanac. From the Philosophy of Grooming to the Semiotics of Eyewear, from Stephen Fry's thoughts on being made Pipe Smoker of the Year to the abiding horror of the ready-to-wear suit, The Best of the Chap is for all those who prefer a trilby to a baseball cap, and a brogue to a trainer. So sink into your deepest armchair, pour yourself a gin and tonic, fire up your briar and prepare to join the sophisticated world of The Chap.

About the Author

Since the first issue in February 1999, The Chap has established a cult following, leading to three successful books The Chap Manifesto , The Chap Almanac and Around the World in Eighty Martinis (4th Estate).


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Sheer excellence from those splendid fellows at The Chap magazine. The day doffing is revived with the vigour it so rightly deserves is the day I can die happy. Go and buy yourself a trilby immediately! Bring back the waistcoat! This is the perfect inspiration for every budding dandy out there. Marvellous stuff.
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I have just obtained this an installed it in the bathroom to dip into whilst toileting. If the rest of the volume is as brilliant as the "How Does a Gentleman Use the Internet" article then I think we might just have the funniest book ever. I know this is more of an article-from-a-book review than a book review but no mind! Follow my article-by-article review, as we build up to a definitive verdict on the book-as-a-whole, on my blog... wait, no - If this has taught me one thing it is that such is no pursuit for one who would rather be out a doffing to his not random brethen! I'll give it a five and be done with it!
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This is incredibly funny and inventive humour. It's centred around refined living, laziness, the joys of not working and taking a very chilled approach to life.

It's full of great ideas and a superb book to curl up with and turn the world off for a while. Strongly recommended.
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