How to be Chap explores the roots of the English gentleman and follows them to the present day. Both a practical guide and an inspiring call to arms for the modern man, this lifestyle manifesto explains the clothes, habits, manners, and attitudes that set the Chap apart. Today s chaps live according to their own rules with hats, pipes, and, of course, British humor. Inspired by men such as Beau Brummell and Lord Byron, they maintain proper English ideals and virtues. By stepping back to tradition, they re advancing a lifestyle revolution. In this book, chap expert Gustav Temple explains how a chap dresses, where he goes on vacation, which sports he plays (cricket) and which ones he doesn t (everything else). From the historical foundations of British gentlemen s culture to today s dos and don ts, How to be Chap provides thorough answers to chap-related questions and plenty of cultivated laughs. Bold photographs and wicked wit show the way to an exciting life of retro-modern sophistication and anarcho-dandy individuality.