Gustav Temple, The Chap, 2003
The British magazine, The Chap, edited by Gustav Temple, ironically proposes a return to an early 20th century dandified way of life; the articles feature British men with all the accessories of a gentleman: tweed, trimmed mustaches, and finely-pressed trousers. The magazine has featured noted “Chaps” Stephen Fry, Leslie Phillips, Sir Patrick Moore and Joanna Lumley. The "Chappists" propose a revolution based on dressing with panache, drinking fine beverages and behaving with courtesy. They have organized protests against modern art installations and a generic corporate culture that promotes bland tastes such as Gap, Starbucks and Nike. While Chappism celebrates capitalist British culture and is obsessed with the affectations of British traditions, it is rooted in Situationist détournement as well as Monty Python, Peter Cook, and Viv Stanshall. On the occasion of its tenth anniversary in 2009 the magazine hosted a Grand Anarcho-Dandyist Ball in London.