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The Chap Manifesto: Revolutionary Etiquette for the Modern Gentleman

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Something is amiss in society. At every level, the populace worships an unholy trinity of aspiration, vulgarity, and self-regard, while qualities such as courtesy and savoir-faire are pushed aside in the name of progress. The Chap Manifesto is a rallying point for the gentleman mired in postmodern confusion. Now, learn how to adjust your gloves with the correct degree of i ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published October 1st 2001 by HarperCollins UK (first published January 1st 2001)
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Ted Read
Jun 28, 2009 rated it it was amazing
The foreword alone is worth the price!
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This is what I'd a call a pick up and put down book that you can read in short bursts, but not cover to cover. Very tongue-in-cheek, quirky, and clever in small doses.
Mike Steven
Jul 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Really funny book with a serious message. I have read it several times and try and develop into more of a raconteur after each study.
Tessa Noble
Jun 01, 2020 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this books but sometimes found that the thoughts from characters could get a little repetitive. I wish there were more scenes centered around the band performing as I feel like there were enough scenes in the book. I the relationship between all of Sin's bandmates. They were each others found family and I thought that was a great message that family doesn't have to be from blood. The main two characters have led two very different lives. One is from a well off family while the other ha ...more
Ce manifeste se présente d’emblée comme une plaisanterie sérieuse. Teinté d’une ironie so british, l’ouvrage signé Gustav Temple & Vic Darkwood (2001), présenté par Olivier Frébourg dans cette édition française, perd environ la moitié de son charme de par sa transposition en français. Faisons l’impasse sur ce handicap majeur. La noblesse du combat demeure.

Frébourg avise dans sa préface : « comme tout vrai dandysme – ce mot si galvaudé par les magazines de mode –, le chapisme est une diététique,
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mandatory for any gent-to-be
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