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Semiotics of Neckwear

Classic from issue 16 of The Chap. I guess this is why the Sartorial Agony section is no longer a staple of the mag. One has got to hand it to David for the most chap-like/Ignatius-like excuse: “He claimed business incompetence was to blame for the offence and said Saxby . . . hadn’t understood…

The Semiotics of Eyewear

Another classic from The Chap this time, issue 15. I trust that you chaps are also monitoring the encroaching vulgarity that I noticed corroding Jermyn Street. Long live anarcho-dandyism! anarcho-dandyismhumoursartorial agonysatiresemioticsthe chap

Theology + Geometry: A Gentleman’s Worldview 4

Classic from issue 16. So far as I’m concerned the most important item from The Chap Manifesto is number 8: “THOU SHALT NEVER WEAR PLIMSOLLS WHEN NOT DOING SPORT. Nor even when doing sport. Which you shouldn’t be doing anyway. Except cricket”. (In common parlance, those hideous and disposable artificial fibered walking billboards known as…

True Dat BoJack

Even the NYT and Slate get BoJack as do AV Club, Vulture and TIFF. Let’s hope the writing doesn’t go soft, PC or didactic (sadly it did go PC and didactic in a big way thereby cheapening the artistry). Peter Singer might well have approved except for the fact that the animals with higher cognitive ability (i.e. the fully anthropomorphized) treat the lower ones (such as…