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ADVENTURES: Ciao from CRASH B Sprints

February 29th, 2016

Congratulations to all of the participants at CRASH B Sprints! 
TEAL Apparel had a blast and can’t wait for next year!

 

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Special shout out to:

 

1960 Team Italy Olympian, 

Francesco Madotto

Your contagious enthusiasm left us inspired.

 

and

University of Wisconsin Rower and Olympic Hopeful,

Jim Letten

Godly splits; astounding race.

 


 

 

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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Lifestyle: www.Tall.Singles

December 4th, 2015

 

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During college, I was a student athlete on the crew team. At 5’9 I was on the short end of the spectrum. Many of my teammates were 5’10 – 6’+.  Finding an appropriately tall person to date was as easy as finding another student athlete.  The tall dating pool was built in.

However, after school, in my 20s I moved to a big city.  I had a few above average height friends (gals 6′ tall) and I noticed that tall mates seemed less available unless you were part of an athletic club (e.g. volleyball club, triathlete circuit) or just got lucky and worked with a tall person or tall people). It was challenging to find tall guys to date and it seemed like the most important criteria (aside from having a job and not being an axe murderer!!) was height. They needed to find someone that was taller than them.

With each generation getting taller finding a tall mate may become more of a challenge. www.tall.singles Founder, Richard Vickery, tells us why and how his tall dating site works. TallSingle.com started in the UK and is now in the US and it boasts 80 marriages. If height is a “must-have” quality for you then read on and find out how www.tall.singles weeds out the shorter mates. Let vertically enhanced love find you.

 


 

Love isn’t something you find. Love is something that finds you.

-Loretta Young

 


 

 

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Q

Why a tall specific dating site?

When I got to that age where you start going to nightclubs and bars trying to find girlfriends I would always struggle to meet someone. Not becuase I was ugly (well I hope that wasn’t the reason!) but because I was tall. You see I had a growth spurt in my teenage years and in my late teens I was head and shoulders above everyone my age. So when I walked into a bar I was very often the tallest person of my age in there and the majority of the women my age were much shorter. This continued all the way throught my early 20’s. It made me think that I meeded to find a way to solve this problem. So one evening I searched for free domain names and realised tallsingles.co.uk was free, I bought it immediately and started a tall persons dating site.

 

Q

 

Do tall people have more difficulty finding a mate?

A

 

Well from my experience and the feedback I have had from other people, the answer would be yes! Women seems to want to date men who are taller than them, much of this is due to social pressure (it’s not often you see couples where the man is shorter) and some of it is to do with wanting to feel protected by a taller man. For tall men, it’s again the social pressure but also the fact that a really big height difference can feel awkward. Tall people get enough people stare at them when they walk along on their own, that is multiplied 10 times when they walk hand in hand with a partner who is much shorter.

 

 

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Q

 

Are tall people considered more attractive which is why they can have their own site?

A

 

No I don’t think so. The idea of the site is to allow tall people to meet other tall people, in order to avoid the “difficult” situations that arise when tall people date much shorter people.

 

Q

How does your dating site work? Do you set up a profile, wink, go on dates, etc?

A

 

You can join our site for free initially, so you can see if it is of interest. You set up a profile, which includes a photo, some multiple choice questions which you answer about yourself and a small bio. Once that is done, you can then search for people you might want to date and send them a ‘wink’ (which is an easy way to say you like the look of them) or a message. If you want to arrange a date, you have to upgrade to paid membership.

 

Q

 

What is the cost to join your service?

A

 

Our business model is a subscription service. The costs are as follows, 6 month’s membership £79.95, 3 month’s membership £49.95 and 1 month membership – £24.95. We are up to 72% cheaper than one of the most popular dating sites match.com and of course we only have tall members on our site which is just what tall people want. I am happy to give your readers a 50% discount on a 1 month membership, all they need to do is enter code “50TALL” at checkout.

 

Q

How do you set yourself apart from your peers?

A

 

Two things set us apart from our peers. Firstly we are one of the only tall dating sites that restricts members by height, women have to be 5’5’’ and over, men 6’0’’ and over. Secndly we are building a tall community, to discuss tall issues, have a laught about all those things tall people are asked etc.

 

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Why did you start this business? Was it to find a relationship? Can you share other success stories?

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I started the business in 2012: http://www.tallsingle.com/. As I mentioned above it was to solve a problem that I had encountered when I was younger. I would definitely use it to find a relationship, but when I created the site I was already in a relationship.

 

We have had over 80 marriages so I can happily share some success stories.  To be continued in a future post.

 

Visit Tall Singles at

US:  www.tall.singles

UK:  www.tallsingles.co.uk

 


 

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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Tall Hotness Found!

November 17th, 2015

You Are The Bomb

 

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Our Fall 2015 Campaign features the gorgeous, generous, game for anything Dow Family! We first met Tuffer earlier this year as a customer. Selling to an underserved niche market we generally have two types of customers: excited and passionate (read: super psyched!). 

 

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Tuffer quickly revealed that he was in the latter camp. I recall having an in depth phone conversation with him about tall men’s clothing. We covered everything. One purchase turned into multiple purchases and start of a friendship.

 

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What really sets Tuffer apart is his personality. He is smart funny and self-deprecating, just like TEAL Apparel! When we approached him about being the face of our next campaign he didn’t bat an eyelash.  He even recruited his wife and daughter.

 

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Our shoot took place at the Dexter Southfield Boathouse on the Charles River.  The model, family and location were the perfect reflection of the TEAL Apparel Man.

Tuffer and Erin, we are so lucky to be able to shoot you all. Thank you for rolling with the punches, doing the heavy lifting, erging, sculling and being the best model family we could ever ask for! We are deeply grateful to have friends like you.

-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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FOUND: Are you Tall hot or not?

October 7th, 2015

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Tall Hotness

formal title for a tall male who is well dressed and has much charisma

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 Do you live in Massachusetts?

 Are you 6′ or taller? 

Are photo bombing and being the center of attention in pictures hobbies of yours?

 

 If you answered yes to all of these questions then YOU should be the next global face of TEAL Apparel! 

Email us a picture and you could star in our upcoming photo shoot:  concierge@tealapparel.com 

 

TEAL Model Flyer 2015

 


 

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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Lifestyle: Grooming

September 16th, 2015

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The Wedding Circuit

 

It was a busy, bi-coastal summer for our chinos.  TEAL was featured in West Coast and East Coast weddings. Congratulations to all you tall grooms and groomsmen, we are honored to be a part of your big day. Hope you Live Tall. And Extra Long! 

 

Image: Basketball wedding party. Christian 6’9, date 6’+ and teammate 6’3.

 


 

 

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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Our intern: Chi Yin Li

September 16th, 2015

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 Chi Yin Li, Newbury College, Graduate

 

Thoughts on being an intern?

I was so honored to be an intern for TEAL Apparel. I learned a lot in from a short period of time. I never knew how hard it is to own a small online business. You need to use any possible connections to support your own business and put in a lot of time. Owning a small online business is like taking care of a baby. You need to keep an eye on it 24/7. It was a wonderful experience to be TEAL Apparel’s intern and it was an experience that I won’t ever forget.

What did you expect?

I did not know what to expect when I first started the internship.  I thought it would just be sitting behind the computer and doing research about the tall men’s market. It was much more than I thought. Jenni asked me what I wanted to learn and get out from this internship. I told her that I am more of a hands on person. Next day, she changed the entire schedule and let me do more hands on tasks including trips to the factory. I did not expect that she would listen to me because I was just an intern. After that day, I did not feel like an intern anymore. I felt like I was working with her as an employee and she listened to my opinions.

Best part of the internship?

Best part of this internship was the knowledge that I gained from her. It wasn’t just about how to run a small business, but also about everything outside of that. She taught me how to calm myself and write everything down that is in my head. All of the lessons are invaluable.

What surprised you the most?

I was surprised at how much I learned during this short period of time about business and life. I am glad that I had the chance to work with Jenni. She is an awesome person. Thank you very much.

 


 

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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#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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#pantproblems

April 13th, 2015

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Are you serious, this is what you do to get extra length? Two different pieces of fabric sewn together? That’s what tall guys call Frankensteining – nothing is out of the question when it comes to adding length. 

Show us your #pantproblems! Want some shame (opps, we mean fame) and glory? Email us your images and we’ll feature you on the website.* Plus 10% off your next purchase.

 

*Be sure that your images are the highest resolution and email them to Jenni@TEALApparel.com

 


 

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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#pantproblems

April 1st, 2015

floods blog

This is no April Fool’s joke. Tall guys we get #pantproblems. Now show us yours!

Tag your #pantproblems or email them to us and you will be the next model that we feature on our website!

 


 

 

Take a page from Customer and TEAL Apparel Fan, Tuffer Dow:

 

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 The weather is the only reason this is even close to acceptable. Know what I mean @ ?   

 


 

*Be sure that your images are the highest resolution and email them to Jenni@TEALApparel.com

 

 

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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