By Steve Robson
Published: 20:54 BST, 13 July 2013 | Updated: 13:16 BST, 14 July 2013
In later weeks England has given the world a lesson in wearing prowess.
But it’s far-fetched numerous of the contenders at this unusual athletic rivalry will be alarming the Lions squad or, then again Andy Murray at Wimbledon.
The Chap Olympiad, held each year since 2005 in London’s Bedford Square, is a shot for Britain’s most refined men of their word to illustrate their panache by contending in occasions such as umbrella jousting, the pipeathlon what’s more, press board surfing.
On your marks: A man lights a pipe to check the starting of the Chap Olympiad, an unusual wearing occasion held each year in Bedford Square, London
In training: A well-dressed chap lights his pipe in arrangement for the pipeathlon
On guard: Umbrella jousting is among the abnormal what’s more, wacky occasions celebrated at the Chap Olympiad
Alternative: Two courteous fellow lock in in a session of umbrella jousting as other finely-dressed participants observe on
The event, charged as a ‘celebration of athletic awkwardness what’s more, perfect pant creases’, is the creation of The Chap magazine.
The bi-monthly publication, altered by Gustav Temple, lauds a dandyish way of life including tweed, pipe smoking what’s more, fine facial hair.
Decked out in their finest pinstripe suits what’s more, bowler hats, men of their word took part in the occasions which were competitive, yet at all time well-mannered.
The pipeathlon included running a few laps around the scene while keeping up a completely lit pipe while umbrella jousting was contended from the saddle of vintage bikes.
Bread ball saw cafes attempting their best to get bread as their sustenance was utilized for a diversion of ‘Bread Basketball’ between waiters.
Manners: A contender takes part in ‘Bread Basketball’ – where a table of meals endeavor to get nourishment as servers play ball with their bread
Taking a break: A chap takes a rest from the wild diversion to taste a glass of red wine
Ladies are too welcome to go to the Chap Olympiad what’s more, numerous wear appearing off their best vintage styles
Steady on: The Tea Interest saw contenders take a glass of tea from one rider to the next
Vintage: A chapette appreciates a puff on her pipe amid the occasion which was held in great weather
Careful: Riders in the Tea Interest battle to pass a full glass from one to the next
A new event, Tea Pursuit, entrusted contenders with riding around a course conveying a glass of tea from one rider to the next. The champ was based on who had the fullest glass at the end.
And Shoreline Volleybowler included hitting a bowler cap over a wire suspended between two cap stands.
Gentleman what’s more, women contended to win pined for bronze, silver what’s more, gold cravats – or, then again just a self-congratulatory puff on their pipe.
A thundering time: A woman smokes utilizing a 1920s style cigarette holder
Reward: Gold, silver what’s more, bronze cravats were given out to winning competitors
The occasion is the brainchild of The Chap magazine – a production devoted to a dandyish way of life
A buoyant great laugh: The vintage celebration takes put encompassed by the Georgian design of Bedford Square
Handbags at dawn: Two contenders lock in at close quarters with brollys what’s more, briefcases
Spiffing great show: In spite of the fact that the occasions were competitive, great conduct are watched at all times
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