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post #16 of 23
I hang my trousers/suit pants from the cuff from a felt llined pincher on a trouser hanger. Unfortunately, I've noticed that the downward pull from the weight of the trousers distorts the horizontal fold on the bottom of the cuff, thereby making the clean 1 inch cuff dip at the seam (where the greatest pressure in the pincher is applied to the trouser.) Provided my explanation is comprehensible....Does anyone else have this problem? Bic
post #17 of 23
I think I see a line of Carlo Franco clothes steamers on the horizon. Chuck, you've already invested dozens of man hours into marketing...
post #18 of 23
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I hang my trousers/suit pants from the cuff from a felt llined pincher on a trouser hanger.  Unfortunately, I've noticed that the downward pull from the weight of the trousers  distorts the horizontal fold on the bottom of the cuff, thereby making the clean 1 inch cuff dip at the seam (where the greatest pressure in the pincher is applied to the trouser.) Provided my explanation is comprehensible....Does anyone else have this problem? Bic
I also use method D, clamped on a hanger by the cuffs. But most of my hangers all have reliefs cut in the center where the seam goes to alleviate this. I can definitely see how that could lead to a problem with simple flat clamps. In fact I used to have some that were just flat and they would clamp only the seam and the pants would just fall out. I ditched those and went to the relieved ones. Is it just me or are these things really hard to come by? I haven't looked for them in a while as I have enough but it seems most people just fold their pants into a drawer and deal with/ignore the crease from that method. I have had luck finding old (but mismatched) ones at thrift stores for very cheap prices.
post #19 of 23
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Carlo:  Can't you do the same thing by hanging them up in the bathroom, turning on the hot shower and shutting the door?  I did that to some suits when I moved back the U.S. and they were all wrinkled. It worked marvelously. Steamed them for about 15 minutes and all the wrinkles went away and left the suits smelling fresh and clean.
Many suppliers of clothing when they come in from Overseas with lots of merchandise all wrinkled up from the trip before exhibitions do this. Works wonders. Of course the steamers work better for direct and quick steaming, which we do in the store. (cant actually run a shower in here...) JJF
post #20 of 23
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Bic
I also use method D, clamped on a hanger by the cuffs. But most of my hangers all have reliefs cut in the center where the seam goes to alleviate this. I can definitely see how that could lead to a problem with simple flat clamps. In fact I used to have some that were just flat and they would clamp only the seam and the pants would just fall out. I ditched those and went to the relieved ones. Is it just me or are these things really hard to come by? I haven't looked for them in a while as I have enough but it seems most people just fold their pants into a drawer and deal with/ignore the crease from that method. I have had luck finding old (but mismatched) ones at thrift stores for very cheap prices.[/quote] J: Can you post a pic of the hanger you are referring to? I am not sure as to what you mean. I come accross many different types of hangers in the business and am wondering if I have what you need. Thanks. JJF
post #21 of 23
I think I know what J describes: http://www.storables.com/shoppin....=detail It is not shown in the picture, but the wide portion of the hanger (the portion that actually "pinches" the trouser cuffs) is concave. Otherwise, the trousers would be pinched and suspended only by their thickest part...the part that has the 4 seams on it. My trousers also have snaps that hold the cuff up. My hangers are skivved like this too, but they still often pinch the middle portion of the trouser and don't catch the front and back of the leg. Bic
post #22 of 23
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I think I know what J describes: http://www.storables.com/shoppin....=detail It is not shown in the picture, but the wide portion of the hanger (the portion that actually "pinches" the trouser cuffs) is concave.  Otherwise, the trousers would be pinched and suspended only by their thickest part...the part that has the 4 seams on it.  My trousers also have snaps that hold the cuff up. My hangers are skivved like this too, but they still often pinch the middle portion of the trouser and don't catch the front and back of the leg. Bic
Ahhh. I get it... So here is why I didnt in the first place... Most of our pant hangers come like this... Where the clips are adjustable so it can look like that or like this... (yes its the same hanger...) This way you can hang it from the ends of the cuffs or the ends of the Waist whichever you prefer. I think that would take care of the problem of hanging in? JJF
post #23 of 23
I have traditionally hung my pants from a crossbar that is coated in a felt or some other type of soft material to protect the fabric from abrasion. But, I have read that the best method is hanging pants from a "pant hanger" by the waist band which preserves the crease. I have further read that hanging from the cuff is the best method, but I am affraid that the weight at the top of the pants will stretch the fabric.
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