"It's favoured by many dandies - anarchodandies in particular." Lol...I definitely need to get me a contemporary education. I think I can work that one out. Being so unfashionable, I just don't notice these regional London trends. I mean, Shoreditch, Soho and Belgravia are all very nice places, but I never spend enough time anywhere to notice these form a trend as such: https://londonparticulars.wordpress.com/tag/anarcho-dandyism/ I liked this explanation: "Chappism has become more mainstream in recent years, I suspect due to the surge in popularity of vintage fashion. I suspect Doctor Who has played no small part in this either. First we had the determinedly 1940s-styled Captain Jack Harkness, then we had the rather wonderful Eleventh Doctor, played by Matt Smith. This character has singlehandedly revived the British tweed industry – tweed jackets are now popular even among non-Chaps. Although The Chap was quick to find fault with his use of clip-on braces. Should have buttons on his trousers, you see. " Retro fashion is an odd thing. First it was the teddy boys harking back to Edwardian fashion in rebellion against the conservatism of the 1950s, now the Chaps hark back to the conservatism of the 1950s in rebellion against the conspicuous consumption and facelessness of the 21st century. What goes around, comes around." Tweed I'm starting to like a lot. Clip on braces are a disaster. I don't know how anyone can expect these not to ruin their trousers as the article suggests. Strangely, the bow tie feels more out of place for me than a pair of jeans with tweed. I suppose for "The Doctor", it helps add to his air of eccentricity.