Anyone planning to buy a lot
JoS. A. Bank Cedar Shoe trees on sale - Page 3
Still $25.00. I only purchased 4 of these last time and I wish that I had purchased 15. They made great xmas gifts but I could see them as perfect father's day gifts, birthday gives et.al.
I have been checking every two or three weeks to see when these go on sale again. They really are a great deal at $7ish bucks!
If you think that you will only need a few buy what you need plus one more as your new shoes will be pissed if they don't have a pair to go inside of them
It's not something that typically happens, but it can happen. I would guess how likely it is depends on the quality of the cedar, the humidity of the closet, how carefully the hangers are handled, whether the gods choose to smile upon you or choose to punish you, and all sorts of other things.
If unfinished cedar hangers genuinely provided meaningfully more protection against moths than do other types of hangers, maybe it'd be worth the risk. Maybe. But since in reality the added protection is somewhere between negligible and non-existent, it's not worth it to me.
Mostly, I've opted for nice, contoured suit/jacket hangers made of some inexpensive Asian hardwood, which the manufacturer has stained to resemble cherry, because I like how they look - they're nice and smooth and sort of reddish in color. They do a great job of supporting my suits and jackets. And no, the stain does not discolor my clothes. Not at all, in any way, to any degree, so that's just not any sort of argument against them. I mention this, since I remember hearing that claim about stained wooden hangers, once. But it's nothing I've ever seen happen in real life. (I have seen splintered cedar, in real life.)
And if I want cedar in my closet, I can use cedar chips, bricks, blocks, oil, spray, etc. I don't use any of these items, but I could if for some reason I deemed them desirable.
(Frankly, I don't even much like the smell of cedar on my clothes. Perhaps I'm carrying around a little moth DNA.)