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New In: Knitwear by Saint James

Posted on 26 Nov 2013

port navalo

The Port Navalo

Just arrived at Tails: two beautiful new additions to out Saint James knitwear
collection: the Quimperlé and Port Navalo jumpers. In 100% new and merino wool
respectively, these are two classic cable-knit jumpers that are incredibly easy to wear.

The Quimperlé

The Quimperlé, we feel, is a last-a-lifetime, throw-on-anywhere knit, while the Port
Navalo has the added charm of being the pullover of choice for the officer on the bridge.

Have a look at Tails and the Unexpected's knitwear ...

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Posted in News By Natalie

New In: The Original Picasso Breton

Posted on 21 Nov 2013

picasso breton

Famously worn by Pablo Picasso, the Naval II breton top by Saint James has just
arrived as a brand new edition at Tails. Standard breton shirts are found in shades of
cream and blue; what sets the Picasso apart is the crispness of white and bright blue,
the shorter sleeve length and the distribution of the stripes: those on the Naval climb
higher on the chest and have a gap before the solid white of the yoke.

picasso breton

The Naval also features a wide boat neck collar and two side slits. Much like the

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A Visit to Saint James, Brittany

Posted on 15 Nov 2013

brittany saint james

A few missed calls back and forth and a date and time is arranged to see Saint James.
West France, made up of Bretagne and Basse-Normandie is inaccessible. Public
transport from one part of Normandy to another largely involves a detour via Paris,
back to Reims, then on to the west proper.

What amazes me is the sheer number of processes involved in making a garment. So
many, in fact, that nobody seems entirely certain of the number. What they do know is
that it takes four weeks to make one jumper....

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Posted in News By Joshua Mark Williams