The Grand Flâneur Walk 2019

“Anyone”, declares Gustav Temple, “can be a Chap”.

And he should know. As co-founder of The Chap magazine in 1999, and editor to this day, Temple has spent the last two decades writing about the sartorial and lifestyle choices necessary for one to become a gentleman, a dandy, or as his most recent event shows: a flâneur.

Organised by the chaps (and chapettes) at The Chap magazine, The Grand Flâneur Walk took place last Sunday. The art of flânerie is shown through a disinclination for destination, a reluctance for route, a penchant for purposelessness… and after meeting at the statue of Beau Brummell on Jermyn Street, the attending ladies and gentlemen demonstrated the true spirit of a flâneur through their choice of course: none.

Participants also appeared to adhere to Temple’s strict rules for Chap fashion; both the gentlemen and the ladies donned (and subsequently doffed) an impressive range of headwear, from trilby to top hat, and all kept their clothing choices modest, practical and perfectly suited to the moderate yet breezy warmth of the afternoon.

Unsurprisingly, such a fancy event in the heart of London’s tailoring district did not go unnoticed (or un-covered). Below is a selection of the best coverage of last Sunday:

London Town , the ‘Number one internet site for London’, listed the Walk on their website

London Town, the ‘Number one internet site for London’, listed the Walk on their website

Weekender  popped the details of the event on their page

Weekender popped the details of the event on their page

Screen Shot 2019-07-22 at 10.07.07.png
Londonist  included the Walk in their monthly round-up of ‘Things To Do’ in July

Londonist included the Walk in their monthly round-up of ‘Things To Do’ in July

Time Out  also featured the Walk in their ‘Things To Do’ section

Time Out also featured the Walk in their ‘Things To Do’ section

The Handbook  included the Walk in their round-up of ‘Wondrous Weekend Ideas’

The Handbook included the Walk in their round-up of ‘Wondrous Weekend Ideas’

The Times  featured this dapper picture in their ‘News in Pictures’ round-up

The Times featured this dapper picture in their ‘News in Pictures’ round-up

The Telegraph  included an excellent shot of these gentlemen in their ‘Pictures of the Day’ article

The Telegraph included an excellent shot of these gentlemen in their ‘Pictures of the Day’ article