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Press: Height and Varicose Veins Linked?

October 7th, 2018

Legs Small

 

Research shows a connection between height and varicose veins. 

Read more:  https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/24/health/varicose-veins-tall-people-study/index.html

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Press: Tallest Man Meets Shortest Woman

March 5th, 2018

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Being tall doesn’t mean you have to be the show that everyone stares at. Being tall is what makes you, you.  

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/world-apos-tallest-man-meets-163332157.html

 


 

 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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Made In America

October 5th, 2017

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. 

– African Proverb

 

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All of our clothing and accessories are Made In America. Many of our suppliers and factories are scattered around the Southeast and New England.

 

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Producing goods stateside requires an intricate web of suppliers and producers with decades of technical expertise.  

 

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We rely on our partners to help us create the highest quality clothing in the world. We’re grateful to be a part of the Made In America community. When you shop and wear TEAL Apparel you enable our community to endure and flourish, THANK YOU!

 


 

 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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Health: Eat Up

January 25th, 2017

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Are you consuming enough? 

We recently read about a 7’7, 16 year old basketball player whose goal is to eat 4,000 calories a day.  While the average person is trying to maintain or even lower their daily intake of 2,500 calories, 4,000 calories seems like a ludicrous quantity. But, based on calorie counters this is actually a good daily goal to maintain weight for someone 7’7.  One of the lesser known challenges of being tall is adequate nutrition and hydration. 

In order to ensure you’re eating and hydrating enough use an online calculator. We used this Calorie Counter Calculator to validate the 4,000 calorie per day diet that Robert sticks to: 

http://www.calculator.net/calorie-calculator.html

We also went a step further to look at hydration. The typical recommendation of 8 cups of water per day does not work for someone 7’7.  Based on height, weight, activity level and climate, Robert  should drink 19 cups of water per day.  

http://www.h4hinitiative.com/tools/hydration-calculator

The standard quantities and recommendations do not apply to tall people. Figure out what you need to eat and drink so that you can really Live Tall!

 


 

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At just Sixteen years old, Robert Bobroczky is taller than any current basketball player in the NBA right now. Robert is originally from Romania but has moved to the United States to pursue his dream in basketball. He is currently a freshman on the varsity team at Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio and recently had his first debut on the court. Robert is at a current height of 7-foot-7 and is expected to grow even taller!

Off the court, Robert is a dedicated student and is fluent in four different languages. (English, Hungarian, Romanian, and Italian) He carries an impressive 4.0 grade point average and enjoys playing the piano in his free time.

Robert is still developing and is putting focus on making his body stronger and better. He is bulking up and hopes to gain at least 30 pounds by the end of the season. Bobroczky has great potential and continues to work on improving his game every day. There are no guarantees but if he continues to grow and improve his skills, he may be able to fulfil his dream of playing in the NBA one day!

Link to the full article: 

http://www.maxpreps.com/news/K-XaJYOg20OexM7bBxJjHA/video–giant-7-foot-7-robert-bobroczky-makes-big-american-high-school-basketball-debut.htm

 


 

 

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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PRESS: Living the High Life

November 24th, 2015

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Guy Goes to Dubai, Climbs on Top of Everything, Takes Selfies

 

Apparently height is an advantage in real life and pictures. A Russian Man, Alexander Remnev, traveled to Dubai and took pictures from the top of all the tall things in the vertically-inclined city.

Here’s to the bird’s eye view, real or with a selfie stick.

Link to original article: http://www.boston.com/news/world/asia/2014/05/21/guy-goes-dubai-climbs-top-everything-takes-selfies/j0P365RazmcU0o8JdH7l0K/story.html

 


 

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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Press: XLT Clothing Review

February 23rd, 2015

Thank you XLT Clothing! We appreciate the kind review of our chinos on your blog and social media.

Read the full post below:

40″ Inseams?…Thank you, TEAL Apparel!

 

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Beautiful packaging containing bright color pants with whopping 40” inseams!

This must be heaven.

Not only are they sturdily built but the attention to detail is amazing. The stitching, the backing, the color contrasts and comfort! Oh, the comfort. I had to talk to the creator of these awesome pants.

 

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Fast-Forward

So, it’s 11:00am (CST). Promptly, I receive a phone call from Jenni Lallier – Co-founder and owner of TEAL Apparel.

Of course, during our exchange of pleasantries, Jenni and I briefly discussed the weather. It was currently 28-degrees in Alabama. In Massachusetts, where Jenni and her husband (of 6 feet 7 inches tall) reside, it was clear that it was much colder, comparatively.

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Though the climate outside was chilly for the both of us, the conversation flowed freely and brought much warmth and laughter like a cup of hot Cocoa.

Jenni is such a pleasant person.

It was a blessing to converse with someone who understood the world that members of the XLT Community live in.

Not only could Jenni relate – she took action.

After learning more about what XLT |Clothing represented, the questions shifted toward understanding more about what TEAL Apparel exemplified – that of which, Jenni was more than happy to discuss.

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XLT: Tell us about your company?

Jenni: TEAL Apparel (http://www.tealapparel.com) offers premium clothing for men 6’.

Our goal is to provide exceptional clothing that fits well, feels great, & is accessible within days that’s also affordable. In 2010, TEAL launched with a single chino and currently offers Thirty-Four (34) different products.

The TEAL brand is fun, optimistic and also a self-deprecating – playing up the inherent dark comedy in being tall. I hope that comes across in our website and social media. I think the site is relatable for tall guys and enlightening for the mass market to understand what tall guys endure!

 

XLT: What differentiates you from Big & Tall or the other Tall products out there?

Jenni: TEAL Apparel is different because we:

  • Are Online, available 365 days, 24/7.
  • Develop clothes that tall men need, which we understand firsthand because we are tall! My husband is 6 feet 7 inches tall with a 38 inch inseam. His clothing needs and tall life style, along with our tall network of friends and customers, drive the ideas behind every item.
  • Design pieces with the tall body frame and height in mind. For example, our slim fit is cut to flatter the leaner Long & Tall guy and also a 40 inch length to cover his socks. Our pocket openings are angled and larger for proportionally larger hands. All designs are created by a Manhattan based designer with years of industry expertise who also designs the Marc by Marc Jacobs men’s line.
  • Make our chinos and shorts from the very best materials in the world. The Italian Cotton Twill is milled in Milan, in one of a kind colors, and our zippers are durable with a fun pop of teal color.
  • Offer our products at an affordable price because we sell directly to the consumer. The cost savings are passed on to our customers who in turn have clothes of higher quality that will endure the test of time.

 

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XLT: How was your company birthed/ what are the products that you sell?

Jenni: I launched TEAL Apparel out of frustration and necessity. There were a series of events that led me to that epiphany. The first was trying to find a nice pair of jeans to give my husband for Christmas. The shopping and online searching became a huge project. I couldn’t find anything except a pair of urban/rapper style jeans that were meant to be worn super slouchy and long, but if my 38’ inseam husband wore them properly they were perfect except for the embarrassingly loud, giant gold lion patches on both back pockets.

The second “aha” moment was during a trip to Las Vegas. My husband and I decided to go shopping at the Forum Shops at Caesars. More than 270 stores should yield something for a Long & Tall guy, right? Wrong. There was not one thing we could find that would fit except for a custom shirt that cost 2x retail and would be ready in 4-6 weeks. That night the idea of TEAL Apparel was conceived. My intent was to provide Long & Tall guys with affordable clothes, designed for the tall body type that’s available in days.

We provide premium chinos and shorts. We have 2 collections: Italian and the All-American in 11 colors and 2 different fits. We also offer e-gift certificates; the one size fits every Long & Tall man.

 

XLT: How tall are you? How tall is your husband?

Jenni: I know what some of you may be thinking…what does a 5’9 Asian woman from Hawaii know about Long & Tall guys? To that I say A LOT! During the 13 years that I have been with my husband tall chokepoints have been at every turn. Whether it was testing car after car to be sure the seats moved back to provide enough leg room, to the trunk door that open right to temple hitting level, or the bed that wasn’t long enough for his feet. I’ve also learned and am still learning (from our customers and tall friends) new tall shopping tricks or that tidying up after my husband things means feeling around at the top of all of our shelves. And now that I’ve launched TEAL I am evolving into a height expert, leading the tall charge!

My husband is 6’7, 38” inseam and wears the TEAL Traditional Fit.

 

XLT: What are your current goals and future goals?

Jenni: They’re pretty much the same. I want to develop and source products that tall guys need. Right now we’re working on long sleeve button downs for work, golf shirts for weekend, jeans and undershirts.

I also want to continue to spread the word about TEAL Apparel. We are working on several PR initiatives, sales events and developing a TEAL Advocate program. TEAL Advocates are customers and tall friends who are helping us spread the word about TEAL while accumulating credit towards TEAL clothing.

 

XLT: How did you come in contact with XLT Clothing?

Jenni: We connected on Instagram! XLT Clothing found us and liked our Fall 2014 shoot.

 

XLT: Where are you located?

Jenni: TEAL Apparel is 100% bootstrapped and funded by my husband and me. We believe passionately about making premium clothes available for men 6’ and taller. We understand the underserved market because we are it. TEAL’s operations and fulfillment are run out of the spare bedroom in our home in Newton, Massachusetts.

 

XLT: Do you have a slogan/motto?

Jenni: We do! It’s Live Tall. And Extra Long.

 

XLT: What’s your website address, FB, Twitter, IG and any other points of contact?

Jenni: Shop and learn more about TEAL at: http://tealapparel.com.

 

Email me directly! I’d love to connect with more wives who shop for their husbands and family, send your questions, feedback about the product or to tell me what we should produce next. I want to hear from you! jenni@tealapparel.com

 

You can also follow TEAL here:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TealApparel

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tealapparel

Instagram: http://instagram.com/jennicyau

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/tealapparel/

 

 

Link to the full post:

http://www.xltclothing.com/40-inseams-thank-you-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.

http://tealapparel.com 

 

 

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Press: Height of Style Review

July 14th, 2014

Thank you Height of Style Men’s Editor Ted Page! We love your review of our TEAL Chinos and psyched to read that your experience with our chinos were a stand out.  Read the full post below (2 of 2):

 

Khakis from TEAL Apparel: A Cut Above

 

by Ted Page

 

When I think about khakis, relaxed summer days come to mind. Wherever I actually am, khakis usually take my sensibilities to a place close to the water—hanging out on a deck overlooking the beach. Talking with friends, the cool ocean waves slipping up the sand and soaking my bare feet on a hot day. A vodka tonic is involved. In other words, khakis for me have always been casual. That is, of course, if I can find a decent pair in my size. Usually the pants I’ve been able to buy in my size (40″ waist, 36″ inseam) have lacked a perfect fit, and the quality has been basic. Stuff The Gap is able to mass produce cheaply.

This is why my experience with my new TEAL chinos makes them a stand out. TEAL describes my pants as “Traditional fit, Italian cotton twill dress chinos.”  The more dressy aspect of the pants, in my opinion, is what makes them great for tall men looking for something more stylish and exceptional than the run-of-the-mill options from the major brands. While there is still a feeling of relaxation when wearing TEAL chinos, these pants look very classy. I’d be totally comfortable wearing these for a boardroom presentation, or just another day at the office. And the Italian cotton twill fabric is very smooth, far more high-end than anything I’ve found with the usual chino suspects.

 

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Image: Traditional fit Italian cotton twill dress chinos c/o TEAL Apparel

 

Perhaps most important, TEAL actually makes their pants specifically for “long and tall” guys. They have a long rise, and an overall cut that helps them feel ‘right’ and look really good at the same time. The waist sizes on my TEAL pants are definitely on the snug-side, so I’d definitely recommend skipping that extra slice of pizza (or, in my case, that second pint of Ben & Jerry’s Strawberry Shortcake frozen yogurt—God, that stuff is addictive). But on the positive side, the snugness of the fit lends them an exactness that makes me look trimmer than I actually am.

So, in my head I’m still seaside with my vodka tonic, but I’m giving that boardroom presentation nevertheless—and it’s working.

EDITOR’S TIPS:  For more details about the TEAL story, be sure to check out our interview with founder Jenni Lallier. And in exciting news, TEAL just launched a new selection of traditional fit colorways—here Ted wears the charcoal “storm”, but you can also nab your chinos in khaki shades, deep blue, or black—they still offer a slim fit option in a warm light goldThank you, TEAL, for snazzily outfitting “long and tall” mean everywhere—and outfitting The Height of Style team.

Link to the original article: http://www.theheightofstyle.com/tall-style-2/khakis-from-teal-apparel-a-cut-above/ 

 

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Press: The Height of Style

July 8th, 2014

Thank you to The Height of Style. We are flattered by your blog post and support. Read the full post (1st of 2) below:

 

Tall Designer Q&A: Jenni Lallier of TEAL Apparel

 

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Here at The Height of Style, Ted and I have shared the exceptional pleasure of connecting with Jenni and Ed Lallier of local brand TEAL Apparel, purveyor of premium, made-in-the-U.S. chinos for long and tall men. Founded in 2010 on the west coast (spurred by 6’7″ Ed’s inability to find a pair of non-custom twills on a family vacation in Las Vegas) and since brought east, the Lalliers I first connected over a year ago because of a shared interest in tall men’s style—I have been happily following their upward growth (no pun intended) and evolution ever since.  2014 is shaping up to be a banner year for TEAL—Jenni and Ed recently debuted an expanded spectrum of Italian twill dress chinos in their traditional and slim fits, and are planning to launch a new “All-American” line, complete with their hallmark emphasis on quality, local manufacturing, and impeccable fit at an affordable price point. We’ve been talking tall men’s apparel challenges, successes, and what makes TEAL exceptionally special for this demographic for a while now, so I couldn’t be more delighted to launch the tall men’s stream by sharing an exclusive interview with Jenni and Ed to celebrate our relaunch (plus Ted’s first, much anticipated review of the traditional fit going live next week).

Without further ado, here’s the full story of TEAL Apparel—the brand specifically for the long, tall guy.

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  1. tHoS: Tell us the story behind why you started TEAL…

JL: TEAL was born out of necessity. I couldn’t find clothes for my 6’7″ tall husband, particularly pants that fit well and were made with better fabric. So I solved the problem by launching TEAL, a brand that specifically targets long and tall men, with a slim fit chino. I have a deep personal interest in seeing this line fully realized because I need to dress my husband, my brother in law, my father in law and eventually my son.

  1. tHoS: After doing market research, what challenges did you find that long and tall men were facing in the apparel marketplace?

JL: Prior to launching in 2011, I did research to understand the market and found out why long and tall clothing was so difficult to find. Per the CDC, men 6’0″ and taller make up 20% (31MM men) of the total market where as big/obese market is 33% (51MM men). It makes perfect business sense for companies to target and make clothes for the big market because it’s more profitable. The long and tall men’s market is niche, but it still needs attention.

I also did competitive analysis to understand what existed in stores and online. The results were dismal and not surprising given the extreme difficulty shopping for my husband. A few years ago there were practically no brands selling to the long and tall man. Now, there are a handful of e-tailers that make clothes for this market but they generally sell one category such as dress shirts, or t-shirts, or sweatshirts or jeans. There is still no brand that delivers an affordable, premium option except TEAL.

  1. tHoS: How would you describe where you fit in among apparel brands?

JL: The  TEAL collection is made up of essential closet staples that long and tall men need for work and play. My goal is to create affordable premium pieces that are well made using quality fabrics—and provide great fit.

  1. tHoS: Why pants, as opposed to shirts? Or shirts and pants?

JL: To quote my husband “You can roll up sleeves that are too short, but you can’t hide floods.” I launched with pants because they are the most difficult piece of clothing to “fake” and they are essential—you wear them 7 days a week.

My goal is to create exceptional pieces that are designed specifically for long and tall proportions. We widened the pocket openings to accommodate larger hands, deepened the pocket bags so that items wouldn’t fall out of them when you sit, adjusted the knee opening for longer legs and left every chino’s inseam unfinished at 40” so that it can be hemmed to the perfect length. Each pattern and sample has gone through countless iterations in order to achieve the perfect fit. I collaborate with a highly experienced designer in Manhattan, who also develops menswear for the men’s Marc by Marc Jacobs line. Our creative process is a blend of my directives, based on firsthand tall men’s input, and their design expertise.

I am not interested in rushing through the design and production process just to put out an entire collection. I’d rather develop exceptional products with great care and grow the brand organically—one piece at a time.

  1. tHoS: I love the idea of slow, thoughtful growth. It makes a lot of sense. So tell us about your sourcing, design, and manufacturing processes.

 JL: We source, design and manufacture ourselves, which allows control over the entire process. My only sourcing criteria is quality. I scoured the globe to find the most incredible cotton twills for the Italian Cotton Twill chinos; gorgeous, real horn buttons and colorful, sturdy zippers. Everything is imported to the USA where it is eventually cut and sewn in Everett, Massachusetts.

  1. tHoS: That is just awesome—support local businesses, tall guys! Would you mind sharing a few details with our readers as to the upcoming line launch?

JL: Sure, we are in pre-production with a new line called the ‘All American’ line. Think of it as the more affordable option with the same incredible fit and good quality. The entire All American line is also cut and sewn in the USA.

What I found was that TEAL really resonated with tall men and their loved ones, but when they went to purchase online, the price was too high. Given this economy and the nature of online shopping, everyone is looking for a deal. I developed this parity-priced line as an option for working families and men just starting out to still have access to great-fitting chinos and shorts. Beyond the All American line, we are developing Italian Cotton Twill Shorts and Shirts for work and play that will all debut later this year.

Eventually I see TEAL growing beyond a fashion brand and into lifestyle. I’d like to improve everything long and tall men interact with including: furniture, transportation, grooming & lifestyle products. Someday, I can see a TEAL women’s line as well.

  1. HoS: That’s super exciting to hear about plans to expand into women’s and lifestyle! So what has surprised you most about tall men as customers?

JL: Everything! It’s been fascinating to dive into this subset of the population and understand the struggles that result from their unique stature to their shopping behaviors. One customer told me that when he goes to the store, he doesn’t sift through the rack by the hangers, he looks at the rack from far away to see which pant hangs down the farthest and starts from there. I remember being struck by his strategic shopping method!

I am also constantly surprised by the knowledge, gripes, and comments that every tall man has about shopping and clothes. My general sense about men and shopping/clothes, prior to launching TEAL, was slight indifference. But if you ask any long and tall man or his loved ones about the topic, they will run on for days, asking for tips or brands that you’ve found, sharing where they shop, or what challenges them the most. Tall men also go to great lengths (pun intended), and some questionable decisions in pursuit of that perfect pant. My husband and I have created our own monikers for these:

  • Frankensteining/Sew-on-Extensions: Sewing extra fabric on to the hem of pants.
  • Plumber’s Butt: Wearing pants low around their hips to make up for the short length.
  • Fat pants/Rapper Pants: Tailoring the waist, of really big pants, in by taking it from the back waistband. The result is pants that have really close rear pockets.

The irony is that height is the attribute many men would like to have, yet for those who have it, it isn’t always seen as a benefit. The most resonating feedback that I’ve heard is the lack of confidence, awkwardness, sadness and capitulation that tall men feel. If finding clothes that fit can help a man embrace his tall self then TEAL has succeeded! Our motto is to: Live tall. And extra long.

  1. tHoS: What is the most inspiring feedback you’ve received from a customer in your first year of business?

 JL: Our customers are always impressed by the hand (the feel of the fabric), color, construction, and overall luxuriousness of our chinos. These qualities are difficult to experience online. One of our customers, a husband, father and former Olympic rower, said that TEAL chinos were his first pair of real pants!

  1. tHoS: I love that—I imagine the idea of your “first pair of pants” is one a lot of tall, long guys can relate to! So now for the million dollar question— part 1: Ed, how do you wear your TEAL chinos? Part 2: Jenni, what are your top three tips for tall men styling TEAL chinos up for business, slightly down for business casual, and also for the weekend?

EL: When I am dodging crotch shots with my fellow commuters during the workweek, I love to wear my salmon Facconable long sleeve shirt with TEAL Aegean Blue Italian Twill Chinos, a mahogany Coach dress belt, chestnut brown Allen Edmond dress shoes, and pink and blue printed socks from Happy Socks.

JL: For work, TEAL Onyx Italian Cotton Twill Chinos with a black belt, light grey blazer, purple tie/neck tie, white button down shirt and a black dress shoe. For Casual Fridays, TEAL Nantucket All American Chinos with a belt, blue oxford button down, v-neck sweater and white suede bucks. And for play, TEAL Chinos with no belt, t-shirt slightly tucked in, rolled hem and boat shoes or Reef slippers.

Thank you, Jenni and Ed, for your awesome efforts in the name of outfitting long and tall men everywhere in premium chinos that offer an exceptional fit. And all you tall guys out there: get over to TEAL Apparel’s website  and pick up the pants that may just be the first “real” pair of your life. They’re worth it. We promise.

Kacy

 

Link to the original article: http://www.theheightofstyle.com/uncategorized/tall-designer-qa-jenni-lallier-of-teal-apparel/

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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.

http://www.smh.com.au/travel/travel-news/worlds-longest-superjumbo-flight-starts-16hour-hauls-20131205-2ysyj.html

Warm Regards,

Jenni

 

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

http://tealapparel.com  

 


 

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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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Press: TEAL Apparel Year End Review

January 9th, 2014

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Happy 2014 Everyone,

2013 was a tremendous year for TEAL Apparel. Much has transpired since the Launch in April and I want to thank everyone for their support and feedback. I launched TEAL to solve the many clothing challenges Long & Tall men and their loved ones encounter each day while providing a premium clothing option designed to fit and feel amazing. So I wanted to share with you what was accomplished last year, what I learned and give some insight as to where TEAL is going in 2014. I am here to serve you so your feedback is encouraged, I’d love to hear from YOU! This is a small family business with Long & Tall dreams. Nothing great ever came easy, yet a step forward is a step in the right direction. All best wishes in 2014 and come back soon.

 

Warm Regards,

Jenni

 


What I did:


  

  • Launch TEAL Apparel with 2 styles of premium chinos (slim and traditional fit)
  • Moved to new location in Massachusetts to be closer to Boston
  • Added inventory for greater selection
  • Revised our story so you understand what TEAL stands
  • Tailored the blog to discuss lifestyle trends in the Long & Tall space
  • Included Free Shipping and Free Returns on all orders, because no one wants a hassle
  • Defined the target market in bold black on the top of our website, because many customers questioned if they were TALL enough
  • Increased our operations and design team to 6 people to improve quality, production and efficiency

 


 What I learned:


 

  • There are over 7.7 million men over 6’3 in the US and there is no premium clothing option designed to fit them.
  • 70% of all menswear shopping is done by women and done online
  • Resourcefulness and persistence pay dividends later
  • Never stop learning and improving
  • Trust is earned
  • Make friends
  • Success is made one customer at a time
  • Don’t fear failure, but work your tail off to win
  • Technology can be a helpful agent if you can understand and use it well
  • A great product cannot be made without a great team and the patience to develop it

 


 What is next?


 

  • Colors! More colors are on the way for the traditional and slim fits. Finally you can add some variety to your wardrobe
  • Shorts that have added length, because short shorts are embarrassing
  • Video – a better medium to tell our story 

 

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

http://tealapparel.com 

 

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