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Our Intern: Sarah Ingram

July 20th, 2016

 

sarah behind scenes 

 Sarah Ingram, Dexter Southfield, Graduate

 

Sarah on what she learned  

Thoughts on being an intern?

Being an intern has the notorious reputation of being the person who is just there to make coffee runs and stay out of the way, but working at TEAL was a completely different experience. I got hands on experience in learning how a small business runs and how the CEO must be able to run all aspects of the company. 
 

What did you expect?

Never being an intern before, I really had no idea what to expect. Due to the short time of the internship, however, I was nervous that I wouldn’t learn anything substantial and would adjust to a new environment just to leave. But I was completely wrong, because I felt at home immediately and found the two weeks extremely productive. 
 

Best part of the internship?

The best part of the internship was being able to experience the marketing side of fashion, something I have never been introduced to before in my life. I also got to watch Jenni pitch her company to a possible buyer, helping me learn how necessary it is to be able to eloquently sell your idea or company. 
 

What surprised you the most?

I was surprised most by how much fun I had doing the photoshoots, but also how much unseen work and effort goes into getting good photos for a website or catalog. 
 
 
 
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I had the unique pleasure of meeting and working with Sarah this past Spring. She came to us as a Dexter Southfield High School senior and spent 2 weeks doing a little bit of everything: coordinating photoshoots, finding models, photographing and videoing TEAL’s products and capturing her vision for the brand as well as joining a sales pitch to a buyer and preparing materials for fulfillment. Sarah models grace under pressure and contributed commitment, passion and new ideas! Thank you and good luck at George Washington University this Fall.

-Jenni, Founder and CEO of 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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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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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.

 

Q

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

A

 

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: 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: 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

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Lifestyle: Packing Tips for the Tall Business Traveler

December 19th, 2013

Business traveling is particularly challenging for the tall man. Comfort and ease are not economical options for the tall executive like it is with average sized people. Tall travelers tend to pay more for better seats, more leg room and more bag accommodation. My husband, Ed, travels every week and has found that being light and mobile is very important when traveling to your destination. He never checks luggage; always carries on since it provides flexibility if he needs to change flights quickly or if there are delays and cancellations. 

My husband says the big issue for tall travelers is packing the suitcase correctly so it can fit in the overhead compartment of the airplane. The reason why it’s a big issue is that tall peoples clothes have more mass (about 20-25% more) and its harder to pack all the necessary travel items into a normal size carry on suitcase.  Scroll down to see how Ed packs for a 2-3 day trip. Versatility is key. Here is a packing cheat sheet for you on your next business trip. Travel well!

 

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 

  


 

 

 THE BASIC ESSENTIALS

 

If you are going on a 2-3 day trip, you will need the following to fit in your carry-on suitcase:

 

  • A dark suit (basic color that conceals stains from traveling), black dress shoes, 2 neck ties, and black leather belt
  • 2-3 days-worth of dress socks, underwear and t-shirts (optional)
  • 1 button down white/blue dress shirt
  • 1 set of casual wear: a button down shirt and jeans (something you can grab a meal in). Ed makes sure the shirt can also be used a backup dress shirt if my white/blue dress shirt is ruined
  • Gym outfit: 1 pair of sneakers, t-shirt, a pair of gym socks and shorts
  • Toiletries

 

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ROLL, STACK, AND FILL

 

Once you have found the items to pack, now you must insert them thoughtfully into the suitcase. Sneakers need to go in first. Ed’s size 14 shoe takes up about 35-40% of my suitcase right from the start so he has to be strategic on how he packs the rest of his clothes.  Rolling clothes is the best way to reduce wrinkles and reduce space used per item. Start with the pants first, then the shirts and undergarments. Squeeze the socks into the sneakers or into the zipper compartments on the floor of the suitcase.

 

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PRESS AND CLOSE

 

You are almost done. Finally press your remaining clothing options (ties, pajamas, extra shirts, etc) and your toiletries onto the top of your rolled clothes. Press down to remove air and zipper the suitcase closed.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Never pack your suit in a carry-on as you will wrinkle and potentially damage it. Since a tall man’s suit is the bulkiest item, it makes sense to wear it while you travel so you can stay light and mobile.

 

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SWEET SUCCESS – LET’S ROLL!

 

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Found: Must Have iPhone Apps for the Tall Working Man

December 12th, 2013

Happy Mid-Holidays Everyone,

Technology is a medium that differentiates a person’s ability from the next guy. It is important to maintain a competitive advantage by keeping up with the rapidly changing technological advances in today’s hardware, specifically the iPhone. The iPhone by far is one of the most widely used mobile devices used by the Tall working man. Its uses are ever expanding, thus, its value is ever growing too. The apps that you can find and download for free or for small money, can provide you with the necessary tools to live your life happily and easily. Listed below are the must have iPhone apps by category for 2013.

 

Warm Regards,

Jenni

 


 Emergency


 

Flashlight

 

flashlight app

 

One of the most useful features to the iPhone is the ability to leverage your PDA as a giver of light. If you are ever need to find something in the dark, this is the tool to have to find what you are looking for.

 

 

 

 

wikihow; Emergency Survival Kit

 

emergency survival kit app

 

 

You never know when disaster strikes and it’s important to have a guide to lead you through it. This FREE app includes vehicle emergencies, wilderness survival, animal attacks, CPR & Choking, Escapes and Rescues, Extreme Scenarios, First Aid, Home Emergencies, Natural disasters, party emergencies, self-defense.

 

 

 

 


Travel


 

Weather Channel

weather channel app

 

The weather impacts everyone and it’s important to know how good or bad the weather will be. The weather channel app is FREE and you can customize the cities in order to quickly get the information you need. It includes hourly and weekly weather forecasts and past/future radar maps.

 

 

Google maps

 

google maps

 

A good map is essential to any business traveler or tourist. This FREE app is easy to navigate and view from the iPhone. It includes mapping directions, turn by turn GPS navigation, public transportation routes and traffic reports.

 

 

 

Taxi finder

 

taxi finder

 

If you need a ride to the hotel, airport, or home, this is the FREE app that will assist. From the location you are at, it will find a cab and help calculate the taxi fare.

 

 

 

 


Productivity


 

Mint.com

mint.com app

 Money is a tool that provides opportunities. This FREE app consolidates all your banking information into one place so you know what you have. You can customize your dashboard to include all your banking checking/savings accounts, credit cards, personal property assessments, loans, and retirement accounts. It provides alerts when purchases are above your monthly target and gives useful advice on how to manage your money better.

 

Dashlane

 

dashlane app

 

 This FREE app provides an easy, safe way to manage all your mobile site passwords and credit cards data. It’s a digital wallet and personal file cabinet in one. Great to have when on the road.

 

 

Evernote

 

evernote app

 

A great memory tool for those living a busy life. You can write and save notes as well as take photos of whiteboards and power point slides and store them. The searching navigation is easy and you can organize your notes so that you can be more productive.

 

 

 


 Entertainment/Media


  

Pandora

 

pandora app

 

This Free music app allows you to customize radio stations by favorite artist, album or song. There are frequent interruptions for advertisements but you can get a lot of hours of songs easily. Music is a great travel buddy and this app does not disappoint.

 

 

 

CNN

 

cnn app

 

CNN provides the best FRRE news app. You can get notifications of breaking news so you are in the know immediately. The mobile news page is easy to navigate and very organized in layout. A great app to find out what is going on when you’re on the road.

 

 

 

Candy Crush

 

candy crush app

 

This is the best FREE game app to consume your free time when waiting to arrive to work. A modern version of Tetris puzzle game, you will find yourself addicted in no time. The levels get harder each round and there seems to be no end in site. I’m on level 92 what are you on?

 

 

 

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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