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Lifestyle: The Heights The NFL Goes To

February 2nd, 2017

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With Super Bowl Championship Number 51 right around the corner the New England Patriots football legacy has never been brighter. Patriots Nation is gearing up for the ultimate season end.  As a Massachusetts based company, naturally TEAL Apparel is cheering the Patriots to a win.

Tall athletes are usually associated with basketball, rowing and volleyball.  But, we thought it would be interesting to look into tall people of the NFL (National Football League). The average height range for an NFL player is between 5’11” and 6’6”.   We were surprised to find that last year the Patriots had the lowest average height in the entire league, roughly 6’1. The tallest player on the team, Sebastian Vollmer, is a towering 6’8. Clearly height isn’t a determining factor in football greatness.

 

Here is a list of the tallest men who played in the NFL:

 

Richard Sligh

Richard Sligh, 7’0”, is the tallest NFL football player. He played defensive tackle for the Oakland Raiders back in 1967. He is the tallest pro football player in history.



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Terell Brown

Terell Brown, at 6’10”, plays for the St. Louis Rams offensive tackle. He is tied for height with Kansas City Chiefs, Morris Stroud.

 

NFL Terell

 

Morris Stroud

Morris Stroud, also 6’10”, played for the Kansas City Chiefs in the 1970’s. He was a Tight End for the Chiefs, and was considered the tallest pro NFL player at that time.

 

NFL Morris

 

 Ed “Too Tall” Jones

Ed “Too Tall” Jones, 6’9”, has it right in his name, too tall. He played for 15 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys.

 

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King Dunlap

King Dunlap who is also 6’9” plays offensive tackle for the San Diego Chargers.

 

NFL King

 

Good luck to both the Patriots and the Falcons. We will be watching!

 

For more information on these NFL players, Visit http://www.sportsgoogly.com/tallest-nfl-players-history-pro-football/ 

 

Patriots height data:  http://www.bleedinggreennation.com/2016/7/20/12235242/nfl-average-height-weight-every-team-eagles-data-study-chart-philadelphia

 

 


 

 

 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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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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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.

 

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Do tall people have more difficulty finding a mate?

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

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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.

 

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

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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.

 

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What is the cost to join your service?

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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.

 

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How do you set yourself apart from your peers?

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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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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

http://www.compagniedumontblanc.co.uk/en/site-overview/aiguille-du-midi or read about it here:
http://www.luxurytraveladvisor.com/france/new-french-alps-suspended-glass-cube-mont-blanc-views-11980

 

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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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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Health: Long & Tall Men Are Not Obese, Here’s Proof

January 2nd, 2014

Recently my husband, Ed, went to his pediatrician for his annual checkup and was directed to the Body Mass Index (BMI) chart on the door to explain if his tall size was obese. The chart only went to 6’4, yet Ed is 6’7.  So the doctor made an educated guess that he was not obese given his weight of 218 lbs. and height.

BMI Chart 1 – For Men Under 6’4

BMI chart for men under 6'3

Source: http://www.calculatebmi.co/bmi-calculator-for-men/

We found it disturbing that the chart did not include men taller than 6’3 so I created our own BMI chart specifically for men over 6 feet tall.

 BMI Chart 2 – For Men over 6′

BMI chart for men over 6 foot

The BMI charts are extremely informative about the range of people’s health given their height and weight.

Interesting Stats
The BMI index formula is kg/m² or your weight in kilograms divided by your height squared in meters. 

Average Weight for men in the US over 20 years old by percentile (according to CDC.gov)

50% 189 lbs

75% 218 lbs

85% 236 lbs

90% 252 lbs

95% 273 lbs

 

Average Height for men in the US over 20 years old by percentile (according to CDC.gov)

50% 69 in or 5 ft 9 in

75% 71 in or 5 ft 11 in

85% 72 in or 6 ft

90% 73 in or 6 ft 1 in

95% 74 in or 6 ft 2 in

 

35% of the US population is obese (according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

The results of the research were quite interesting. I found that the taller you are, the less likely you are to become obese as you have more mass to distribute throughout your body. The BMI charts clearly show that men under 6’3 are more likely to be considered obese versus those taller than 6’3. So if you are tall and considered big, you are not necessarily obese. The good news is that we sell clothes for the Long & Tall man who is not obese so rest assured that TEAL will have something great waiting for you when you need it.  Have a happy and healthy New Year everyone!

 

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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Tall Adventures: How can we HELP you get to the Head of the Charles?

October 31st, 2013

HOTC 2013

  

The Head of the Charles Regatta is one of the greatest 2 day athletic events in the world and a favorite pastime for our family. Held in Boston MA on October 19th and 20th, over 300,000 people came to see world class rowers compete in a 3 mile long course.  If you ever wanted to see a land of giants, this event is certain to impress. Thousands of tall men and women, in the top 5% of the US population, come to compete and watch. Plus it’s a great place to meet up with college alumni and old rowing friends.

 

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I rowed on the University of Washington’s Women’s crew team in 1995 and was very fortunate to meet with Mike Callahan, Head Coach for the University of Washington’s Men’s crew team, and learned about transportation and the financial challenges that it takes to get the team and their boats across the cross country.  This got me about how we can help University of Washington and other crew teams pay for these extraordinary experiences.

 

Over 50% of every men’s crew roster on average is over 6 foot 3 inches which is in the tall slender demographic TEAL Apparel supports. I’d love to support Tall people and rowers and if TEAL Apparel can help your rowing program fundraise through private sales please do not hesitate to contact me. I want every rowing program to have the ability to send their team to the Head of the Charles each year.

 

HOTC promotion

 

In celebration of the Head of the Charles TEAL is offering a special promotion. Even if you missed us at the event you can still take advantage of the biggest discount we have ever offered: $75 off, use code: CHARLES, expires 11/15/13.

 

Warm Regards,

Jenni

 

TEAL Apparel provides premium long pants designed for the man with long legs and a tall frame, made of quality materials, sewn in the USA and sold on-line.

http://tealapparel.com

 

 

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Tall Adventures: Apple Picking with the Lalliers

October 17th, 2013

One of the best Fall activities is to go to a farm and pick apples. My family likes to try different farms so each experience is new and fresh. Each farm has its own charm and set of amusements for the kids including: hayrides, corn mazes, jumpy houses, pony rides and petting zoos.  The fruit picking is the main event and always sparks the kids gathering and picking skills while we fill our bellies with warm apple cider and crunchy, pillow-y cider donuts. This outing never disappoints and it is great family bonding time.

Here is a standard PICK YOUR OWN Fruit Calendar for most farms in the USA. This will help you strategize your next trip to the farm.

 

PYO calendar

 

 

Here are a few of my family’s favorite apple farms in New England. We have been to all of them in the past year and have had so much fun. Enjoy!

 

Warm Regards,

Jenni

 


 

Cider Hill Farm
45 Fern Ave, Amesbury, MA

 


 

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Honey Pot Hill Orchard

138 Sudbury Road, Stow, MA

 


 

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Applecrest Farm Orchards
133 Exeter Road, Hampton Falls, NH

 


 

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TEAL Apparel provides premium long pants designed for the man with long legs and a tall frame, made of quality materials, sewn in the USA and sold on-line.

 tealapparel.com

 

 

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