April 27th, 2015
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.