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post #16 of 27
Are the Oxxford hangers sized? I bought a suit at Saks Off 5th and thought I was being incredibly clever when I found an Oxxford hanger and used it to carry my suit to the register. When I got home I realized that the hanger looks like a size 48 and my suit is a 38L.
post #17 of 27
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Originally Posted by Mark Seitelman
To GMF:

Do you pay $35 for an Oxxford hanger? That's crazy! I get one for free everytime that I buy an Oxxford suit.

Mark, I think you got cheated. My Oxxford suit was free; I paid only for the hanger...the world's most expensive hanger.
post #18 of 27
If the Oxxford hangers are pure black, they're supposed to look like Gaboon ebony. Considering raw Gaboon is going for US$99.99 per board foot, I'm going to guess that they're not real ebony. (Macasser ebony, the other more popular kind, is black with brown-to-white striping and goes for a mere $74 per board foot.)
post #19 of 27
Quote:
If the Oxxford hangers are pure black, they're supposed to look like Gaboon ebony. Considering raw Gaboon is going for US$99.99 per board foot, I'm going to guess that they're not real ebony. (Macasser ebony, the other more popular kind, is black with brown-to-white striping and goes for a mere $74 per board foot.)
Bingo, Teacher!
post #20 of 27
Thread Starter 
Wow, I didn't realize ebony was that expensive. At $35, there is no way these are real ebony.

I just ordered a dozen of these cherry hangers. I'll post when they arrive and let everyone know how I think they compare to the Walgreen hangers. My main beef with the Walgreen hanger is that it is too narrow leading up to the shoulder supports, which IMO are a tad too wide at about 2.25 inches. The Walgreen hanger seems to work best on my suits that have the most shoulder padding. On my Alan Flusser and BB Golden Fleece, it's too much support for the shoulders.

post #21 of 27
Macassar ebony hangers with sterling silver fittings by Ruhlmann should suffice.
post #22 of 27
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
Macassar ebony hangers
At a pinch, you can do with wenge (not much cheaper).

"˜Tate modern' in London wanted all the stairs, handrails etc. in wenge; they couldn't afford it and had to settle for stained "˜ebonized' ash.

post #23 of 27
Id worry about using wenge for this application. I think it has to much of an open grain and leaves the potential for leaving splinters in your clothes which you definately do not want! Years ago I was working with wenge and noticed that my right arm was becoming red and swollen at an alarming rate...I realized shortly after that I had a miniscule splinter on the back of my hand that was causing some type of allergic reaction. not good.

Anyway, sorry for the threadjack, nice to see some exotic hardwood aficionados here though

MrR
post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by johnapril
As long as money can still be used to buy wine, I will not spend any of it on branded hangers.

That might be the most profound thing you've ever said JA, and I agree completely.
post #25 of 27
I've been looking for a hanger like the one below for a long time. How much would you guys be willing to pay for one like the one below, and where could you find it? I believe they are made out of walnut. $35 seems a little steap for a hanger, especially considering I would need at least 10 of them ($350!!!).
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Originally Posted by GMF
Here's the company that makes the Oxxford hangers. Wonder how much this jazzy walnut number goes for?

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post #26 of 27
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by kirbya
I've been looking for a hanger like the one below for a long time. How much would you guys be willing to pay for one like the one below, and where could you find it? I believe they are made out of walnut. $35 seems a little steap for a hanger, especially considering I would need at least 10 of them ($350!!!).

The Oxxford hangers, which are made by Beverly from hardwood and stained a black ebony color, are $35. I'd be very, very surprised if this solid walnut model is priced under $50.

post #27 of 27
Well, inspired by this thread, I actually tracked down (with the help of GMF) the manufacturer of Oxxford's hangers, Beverly Hanger Company. Working in conjunction with AskAndy (see original thread here), I am commissioning a custom order of their premium hangers. Although I don't frequent Style Forum often, we all share the same love for our clothing and ambition for bargains. To this end, I would like to invite anyone interested to join the order that I'm putting together.

The details are still developing, but it looks like we're going to commission a custom order of their premium wooden suit hangers. They will be solid maple wood with a walnut finish. They are 1" at the center, flaring out to 2.5" at the ends, and come in widths of 17" and 18.5" (I'll be ordering both). It looks like pricing is going to come out to $11 or $12 per hanger, not including shipping and handling from my door to your's.

Take a look at the AA thread if you're interested, and feel free to reach out to me with a private message. Once all details are finalized, I'll ask for a 50% deposit to secure orders. This will enable me to accurately gage how many to order and the correct distribution between the 17" and 18.5".

Kirby

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