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The Teal Chronicles

Our Interns: Lauren and Naomi

July 14th, 2017



Lauren Shropshire, Newbury College, Graduate


Lauren (left) on what she learned



Thoughts on being an intern?

I really enjoyed being an intern at TEAL Apparel. I not only had fun, but I feel that I learned a lot about how a business runs. I really loved being up close with the products, and being able to see all the different facets of how the product goes from being an idea to becoming a reality. I liked that TEAL was a small company, because I feel that if I had interned at a large corporation, I wouldn’t have learned as much. 

What did you expect?

I don’t really know what I expected to be honest. I guess when I think of an intern and an internship, I think of someone who is fetching coffees for the big boss. But that is not what TEAL was like at all. I didn’t think as an intern that Jenni would ask for my opinion or my input on products as much as she did. I also didn’t think the internship would be as hands on as it was.
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Best part of the internship?

There were a lot of best parts of this internship for me. One of the parts that I really enjoyed was going to the factory. I loved seeing where and how the clothing was made. I also really liked sitting in on meetings with Jenni. I thought it was very interesting to see how meetings like this work. I think I learned a lot from watching Jenni in these meetings, and hearing and seeing the types of questions she asks, and how she answers the questions that are posed to her.
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What surprised you the most?

Hmmm…The thing that surprised me the most is how cool Jenni is and how passionate she is about TEAL Apparel. Like I said, I didn’t really know what to expect with this Internship, but Jenni exceeded anything that I could have imagined. She was just so helpful, I feel that I’ve learned a lot with just talking to Jenni and getting advice on my future. Jenni is very insightful, super encouraging and supportive. I really enjoyed this internship, and all the information and skills that I have gained from this. 


This past Winter/Spring TEAL had a new first. Instead of one intern we lucked out with two. This dynamic duo came to us from Newbury College, with Fashion Merchandising majors and several shared experiences including, study abroad in Florence, Italty to directing and coordinating the College’s fashion show. To say we hit the jackpot was an understatement. They cranked out blog posts, did research on several new products, sat in on sample fittings, shot tons of material for social media, coordinated a photoshoot, joined a sales pitch to a new client and journeyed to our factory in Everett.  Lauren and Naomi model teamwork, commitment, creativity and determination. Thank you and congratulations on your graduation from Newbury College! Wishing you both much learning and success. 

-Jenni, Founder and CEO of TEAL Apparel


For starters, TEAL Apparel is first and foremost, all about tall. And long. Verticality.  North and south. Head to toe.

In short, we rock tall. East and west — horizontal — width and breadth, not so much. In fact, not at all. Our goal is to produce a line of affordable tall mens clothing that place a premium on fit, function and form. We utilize the finest materials and manufacture right here in the USA. That’s us. Who we are. What we do.

For Men 6′ and taller

Live Tall. And Extra Long.  


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Press: Europe’s Tallest Tourist Attraction Mesmerizes

January 23rd, 2014

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Adventure helps to expand our minds and teaches us knowledge that books cannot explain. Always seeking the next greatest adventure, I came upon an attraction in the French alps that suspends a glass cube over the zenith of 3,842 meter high Aiguille du Midi mountain. It certainly tests your nerve. If you fear falling, this may not be the best place for you to go, but if you are courageous enough to stomach an awe-inspiring vision, you must make a trip to the “Pans dans le vide” or Step into the Void. 


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The view, 1000 meters down, includes the entire French Alps in addition to Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest mountain. The glass cube structure is made up of 5 transparent sides. Each side is fabricated out of 3 layers of tempered glass fixed to metal for added support.  Just opened to the public after 3 years of construction, one can take a cable car ride up to the lookout for incomparable vistas and refreshments. The cost: 

Adults (16+ and older)                                   $75.00 USD
Youth (4 -16 years)                                       $64.10 USD
Under 4 years                                               $37.67 USD
Family Packages (2 adults/2 kids) $226.00 USD

The attraction is a very popular destination already. If you are in  the Chamonix area in France, it is worth a trip to Aiguillle du Midi mountaintop.

For more information go to their website or read about it here:


Warm Regards,



TEAL Apparel provides premium long pants designed for the Long & Tall man, made of quality materials, sewn in the USA and sold on-line.

Men’s clothing for the Long & Tall, not Big & Tall  


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Press: Emirates Airline has the world’s longest superjumbo flight

January 16th, 2014

Hi Everyone,

I love adventures to new and interesting places and Dubai has always been on my bucket list of must see destinations. I recently read that Emirates Airlines now has the world’s longest flight at 16 hours straight from Dubai to Los Angeles, crossing 2 continents and 1 ocean. Emirates Airline is well known for its luxury and world class service which is a must have if you are going to be distracted for 16 hours long. For my husband, the Long & Tall guy, he needs legroom and Emirates seats extend to 79 inches or 6 feet 5 inches long. This is incredible for an airline. Interestingly enough Emirates has routes all over the world but they all go to Dubai so they definitely control the experience which is arguably the best on earth. If you are interested to learn more about this airline and what they are doing to make long trips pleasant, click on this web link.

Warm Regards,



TEAL Apparel provides premium long pants designed for the Long & Tall man, made of quality materials, sewn in the USA and sold on-line.

Men’s clothing for the Long & Tall, not Big & Tall  



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World’s longest superjumbo flight starts 16-hour hauls

December 5, 2013 – The Sydney Morning Herald

By Craig Platt, Travel Editor Digital  

Emirates has launched the world’s longest A380 superjumbo flight, from Dubai to Los Angeles, on a route that crosses Russia, the Arctic and northern Canada.

The journey of 16 hours and 20 minutes covers 13,420 kilometres. The first flight touched down on Tuesday in Los Angeles. Previously Emirates had flown the long-range Boeing 777-200LR jet, which it began flying to Los Angeles in 2008. The airline said the introduction of the 489-seat Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger jet, was a response to increased demand for travel between the two cities.

The time difference means  the daily flights will depart Dubai at 8.20am and arrive in Los Angeles at 12.50pm on the same day. Conversely, the return flight departs LA at 4pm and arrives at 7.50pm the next day.

Although Airbus has suffered this year from slow sales of its flagship aircraft, Emirates recently said it viewed the superjumbo as the future of air travel and ordered 50 more of the jets on top of its existing order of 90 – 41 of which have been delivered.

“For us the A380 is the future. And we don’t like anyone talking about it not being around,” president Tim Clark said.

Clark recently indicated that the airline was looking at the possibility of increasing the number of economy class seats by up to 40.

Like Singapore Airlines, Emirates has used the enormous size of the A380 to deliver unique features for passengers, especially at the pointy end. The airline’s first-class cabin has bathrooms with showers – a world first when introduced in 2008.

While Emirates now lays claim to the world’s longest A380 non-stop flight, the title for the longest non-stop flight by distance, is held by Qantas. The longest flight time is Delta Air Lines’ Johannesburg to Atlanta flights which take 17 hours. The Emirates flight is the world’s third longest by distance.

Qantas flights from Sydney to Dallas, with a Boeing 747 jumbo jet, cover a whopping 13,800 kilometres and take a little more than 15 hours.

Qantas took the title last month after Singapore Airlines ended its non-stop flights from Singapore to New York, a 19-hour slog that covered 16,700 kilometres on a four-engine Airbus A340-500. The flights, which were business class only, had struggled to maintain profitability because of rising oil prices.             

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