About Us


Tails and the Unexpected at Jacobs Antique Centre in the 1980s


Tails and the Unexpected is a place to come for traditional and unusual menswear. We consider ourselves idiosyncratically British - the brands we stock and the new products we sell have always got great history. Sometimes our clothing is specialist, sometimes quirky, and always classic.
Customers and trade welcome - call us on 02920704499. 


Tails and the Unexpected Ltd was founded in 1979 by Mark Williams as a vintage clothing company. Whilst at art college Mark traded from the back of his Riley 1.5, then for many years in Jacob's Antiques Centre in Cardiff. Today the company runs from a studio in the Welsh coastal town of Penarth. Most of our business is now conducted online, but loyal South Wales and West of England customers still drop by. Appointments are always welcome.


For many years Tails and the Unexpected has been run by Mark alongside his son Joshua. Mark having spent over thirty years in the rag trade, and Joshua learning the trade along the way.

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Company Info

Tails and the Unexpected Ltd
Unexpected House
10 Victoria Road
Vale of Glamorgan
CF64 3EF
Company registration number: 02604603