The Chap Magazine Issue 42

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Issue 42 DEC/JAN 2009

The Chap's December-January 2009 issue takes a bold stand against hooded ruffians. Highlights include:

- An explanation of the history, tenets and practical applications of Bartitsu - the gentleman's martial art devised in 1899 by Edward Barton-Wright
- The stirring biography of George Hangar, 18th century rake and eccentric colonel
- The 2008 Goodwood Revival - a photographic encounter with well-dressed motoring enthusiasts
- Amateur Warfare - Donald Twain on the continued popularity of this ancient pastime, despite the progress of technology and science
- The Sartoracle- our new gentlemen's adviser, Savile Row's Patrick Grant, on trouser pressing, tweed caps and waistcoats
- Robert Chilcott gets James Mason's view on London in the swinging sixties
- Professional Dress: the changing fashions of a priest-about-town
- Rum Coves: Neil Ridley on the history and naval connections of Caribbean rum and its spicy neighbours
- The campest cast member of the original TV series of Brideshead Revisited, Nickolas Grace, tackles the Chap questionnaire
- Kipper & Grape's World of Sport compares Twenty20 cricket with its more traditional ancestor
- Plus: Boris Johnson, Benjamin Disraeli, Pyjama theories, Jay-Z and Am I Chap?