Remember these fellows? Unless you suffered concussion during the Umbrella Jousting at this summer's Olympiad, you'll probably recall that the people behind The Chap magazine are pretty good at putting on a party. Londonist Towers have thus been filled with a haze of celebratory pipe smoke ever since we learned that this venerable publication is staging what promises to be a spectacular shindig in December, in honour of its tenth anniversary as the bible of all things tweed-related.
The Grand Anarcho-Dandyist Ball, taking place in Conway Hall (home to the Ethical Society) on 5th December, will feature entertainment from such acts as ‘Mr. B the Gentleman Rhymer’, 'Twin and Tonic' and ‘Atters’ Chaporgasmic Terrors’, alongside a suitably spiffing selection of music and the oriental delights of 'Mao Tse-Tsung’s Parlour' - a haven for for fatigued chappettes who need to rest, recover, and perhaps partake of a little hookah.
Tickets are £20 from TicketWeb, and with a dress code that stipulates 'anarcho-dandyists; tweed revolutionaries and immaculately-trousered philanthropists', who could resist?
The Ball takes place from 7.30pm onwards, Saturday 5th December at Conway Hall, WC1.