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The Teal Chronicles

#pantproblems

April 27th, 2015

unibrow blog

 

How did we get here? 

 

Backstory: Wife buys you pants that have the perfect length, but a giant waist.  Ever had an excessively loose pair of pants that needed to be taken in so much that the back welts touched?  Then you know what unibrows are. They are pants and shorts that don’t quite fit right – in fact they’re downright huge and need to be tailored. If it wasn’t for a trusty belt these pants would be cleaning the floor around your ankles.

Tall guys – you all have these pants in your rotation. They are the ones you wear when everything else is dirty. The last resort. The lowest moment in your week, when you wished you had remembered to do laundry so that you wouldn’t have to pay the price.

The unibrow pant problem always reminds me of my husband’s dragon pants. One year I was determined to find my husband a pair of upscale, dark wash jeans. I literally searched the entire city of San Francisco and I couldn’t find a 38×38 jean anywhere. I finally found ONE pair of urban, rapper style jeans at Bloomingdales. They were supposed to be worn super slouchy, off the hips and baggy. Not intended to be worn at the waist with the hem hitting right below the ankle like a regular pair of jeans. No matter, I was determined to make it work.

From the front these jeans were awesome. The leg fit well enough and it was a nice dark wash. The back was a totally different story. Each back pocket had a giant, gold, embroidered crown bearing dragon. Subtle, not so much. Especially since my 6’7 husband’s backside is at everyone else’s eye level! At parties he would wear his “nice” jeans and become the butt of the joke. Literally. Hey man, what’s up with the gold dragons? After one year’s Christmas Party he never wore them again. Moral of the story: Tall guys can’t hide their assets. 

That’s why I launched TEAL Apparel – to stop Unibrows, dragon patches and the walk of shame. I want tall guys to have access to incredible fitting chinos and shorts so that they can do the walk of fame!

 


 

 

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.

http://tealapparel.com  

 

 

 

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Letter from the Founder

December 17th, 2014

A conversation with longtime fan and TEAL Customer, Mike, sparked this blog post.

MIKE MEDIUM

(Above: Mike and his daughter on a hike)

After his recent purchase of our All American chinos, Mike and I had a phone conversation. He revealed that he was so happy to have “figured out pants”. Knowing exactly where he could go to purchase chinos that fit, taking the guesswork out of size and quality, was a relief.  My response was that now he could apply the energy, that he used to reserve for finding clothes, to go out and live his life. This led our conversation to Mark Zuckerberg and his grey t-shirts. 

zuckerberg grey t shirt

At a Facebook Town Hall Meeting, Zuckerberg answered a question about his limited wardrobe by claiming that he simply lacks the time and energy to pick a new outfit every day. “I really want to clear my life to make it so that I have to make as few decisions as possible about anything except how to best serve the community,” he said.

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(Above: Italian Slim Fit Chino in Storm $190, http://tealapparel.com/store/italian-chinos-storm-slim-fit.html)

What I really like about Zuckerberg’s thinking is his formulaic approach to dressing.  Wearing one type of clothing (for Mark it’s a grey t-shirt, for the tall guy it’s a TEAL chino) you can “rip and reapply” every day. Removing the unnecessary guess work and energy to dress frees up time to use somewhere else! 

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(Above: All American Traditional Fit Chino in Navy $87, http://tealapparel.com/store/all-american-chinos-navy-traditional-fit.html)

If you recall, I blogged about trying to find a winter coat for my husband. It was a multi-day, several step process that involved driving across state borders, shopping in stores and online and waiting for days. (read the post: http://tealapparel.com/tall-adventure-married-to-the-teal-man/)

shopping adventure

I understand what it’s like to crack the code in tall menswear department, the emotions range from genuine excitement to relief. My goal is for TEAL Apparel to help tall men and their loved ones find pants that fit, enabling them to solve a clothing problem, feel incredible about how they look and free up time to play the game of life.

Happy Holidays and here’s to cracking the code!

Jenni 


 

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.

http://tealapparel.com 

 

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