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Paris Fashion Week Part Two

Posted on 27 Sep 2013

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Paris Fashion Week is in full swing and the city is at its most alive. Shows take place at
the Carrousel du Louvre (above), with the surrounding district of Rivoli, Rue St Honor
and  the hip Marais soaking up the lion's share of the action.  

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'J'ai aucun stile' (I have no style) - a modest French gent on the Rue St Honoré

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 Paris' bars and cafés buzz even more than usual during fashion week

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These two were rather flattered to have their picture taken in the Marais

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Trendy types congregate outside fa...

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Posted in Events By Natalie

Paris Fashion Week

Posted on 22 Sep 2013


paris fashion week 2013

The très beau Palais de Louvre in Paris next week plays host to the internationally well-dressed,
comically-dressed, and half-dressed. I'll be there with my camera, attempting to enter the fray
and bring you some photography from the events. I say from the events - I mean from the
pavements outside the events - but it is Paris, so they're pretty nice pavements. 

I'll be keeping you posted - keep your eyes peeled!

Posted in Events By Natalie

Goodwood Festival of Speed

Posted on 12 Jul 2013


The sun always seems whiter on the south coast, a little coarser perhaps. The old double
decker races out to Goodwood, interrupted by the frequent thwack of branches and rain of
foliage on the windows. The bus is clearly too big for the country lane that it's in.

From the moment you set foot in the grounds you can see the swirling dust rising like
something biblical. Balustrades of earth tower overhead and there is a sawing noise, rising
and falling without rhythm. You would be forgiven for think...

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Posted in Events By Joshua

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As mentioned in my earlier blog post from Pitti, I spent the best part of two days in the
company of the vicious pack of wolves that is the international style paparazzi (actually,
they were really quite lovely), including Scott Shuman of the Sartorialist.

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Several truths about street style photography I learnt from this:

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 1. People 'on the phone' aren't really on the phone. In fact, I'm pretty sure there were tens
of men wandering around having some intense imaginary conversations. 

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2. Smoke a cig...

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Posted in Events By Natalie

Pitti Uomo Menswear SS14

Posted on 21 Jun 2013

Pitti Uomo
It's forty degrees in Florence. The heat shimmers above the cobbles, but the blistering
sun barely slows a loafer in its tracks at the Palazzo di Pitti, where the internationally
well-dressed congregate this week for the biannual menswear event. After all, this is Italy,
where style stops for no man.
I've spent the day doing the hard part (while Joshua languishes in the air conditioned
halls, accepting free ice cream and nibbles from brands across Europe, or so I imagine),
photographing the sar...
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Posted in Events By Natalie

Grand Style, Grand National

Posted on 4 Apr 2013

Grand Style, Grand National

Few events in the horse racing calender, be it Royal Ascot, the Derby, or even the
Cheltenham Festival, come much bigger or grander than the jewel in horse racing's crown:
the Grand National. The National is the zenith, and will pit equally tip-top equine
chasers against one another over the fences at the Aintree course.

Run on Saturday, this year's renewal promises to be another gripping event.
Last year's race saw champion trainer Paul Nicholls train the stoic grey Neptune Collonges
to a sensational...

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Posted in Events By Jamie

On the road with Olney

This month we're offering the opportunity to channel the spirit of adventure in our Olney hat
competition. Three lucky ladies or gents will win a limited edition Olney outdoor bush-style trilby.

This soft, pliable wool felt trilby is teflon-coated to repel water and oils. As well as being breathable
and durable it is specially treated for shape retention. Robust to withstand any adventure, however
long the road ahead.

This limited edition range was made in the USA by Olney, and are now being giv...

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Posted in Events By The Team

Happy Valentine's!

Posted on 14 Feb 2013

Happy Valentines Day from Tails & The Unexpected

Posted in Events By The Team

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London Collections has come around again, and this year Tails and the Unexpected has
had the illustrious honour of being worn by one of the industry's great and good,
Martell Mr Fly Campbell - but more in that vein in a second.

London Collections now forms an important part of the menswear calendar, a central platform
under which the industry is able to celebrate British menswear, kicking the year off with a
biannual showcase of British brands and businesses embedded in a cultural programme.

What's i...

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Posted in Events By Natalie

skyfall tuxedo dinner jacket

The British box office opening release sales record was blown to smithereens last
weekend with the release of a new James Bond movie, the 23rd in the series, Skyfall.
Before we digress, don’t worry Tails faithful, we aren’t in the film reviewing business.

As the destination for the discerning man, here at Tails and the Unexpected we have
always had a fondness for the gentleman that goes by the name of James; and we
have always paid especially close attention to the man’s attire and have ignored the

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Posted in Events By Jamie