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post #16 of 33
(1) Kugo shoe trees - Yes. (2) Hangars - Yes. I like the integrated suit/trouser hangars from Cable Car Clothiers (scroll about 1/3 of the page down).
post #17 of 33
Oxxford suit hangars are a great deal at about $20 a piece. They will extend the life of a suit by at least 30% in my opinion when compared to an average hangar, and are probably slightly better than the $20 hangars you can find at Hold Everything.
post #18 of 33
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Oxxford suit hangars are a great deal at about $20 a piece.  They will extend the life of a suit by at least 30% in my opinion when compared to an average hangar, and are probably slightly better than the $20 hangars you can find at Hold Everything.
OK - not to be a pain here but why? I can understand how using a wire hanger could shorten the life of a garment, but how could using one wood hanger over another lengthen the life of a suit. This seems to be a clear case of paying for a name (Oxxford) rather than just looking at the underlying quality of the item and that is something that this forum is usually quite good at avoiding. Bradford
post #19 of 33
The Oxxford hangers are molded in the shape of the male body.  The wood used is so incredibly thick that the jacket rests on it in the same way it would rest on human shoulders.  The $20 hangers that I purchased at Hold Everything are good (they are the thickest ones there), but still aren't as thick as the Oxxford.  Moreover, the Oxxford hangers are contoured better, which makes a difference.  They are also lacquer finished, not just glazed wood.  Trust me when I say they are at least 25% better than the Hold Everything hangers. I guess my point would be that the garment is better supported in the hanging position through the collar and shoulders. Until you use one, I just am not sure it's possible to translate very well.
post #20 of 33
I would be interested in some Oxxford hangers if we could get the price to an acceptable level, do you guys think they could come down to the $10 range?
post #21 of 33
I don't have much knowledge of retail or wholesale operations, but I would imagine that $10 is low. I would think that fifteen would be reasonable, at which price I would purchase three or four (more likely four).
post #22 of 33
For me, it depends on the price, I'd probably buy 5-10 of them at at $20 but perhaps 25+ at $10.
post #23 of 33
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They don't sell this gorgeous C&J Handgrade shoe in London or on plal, but the plal proprietor told me that they could special order it if 12 people placed an order... Not sure if we'd all have to be the same size though -- What do you guys think?
Most likely, they don't have to be the same size. I love the utility brogue (although not in black). Depending on color and price, I'd be interested.
post #24 of 33
anyone know the name of that c&j model? kaga, look into a discount. i'd be interested in a medium brown pair as well as black. (can you tell i like those shoes?) or is it "shoes)?"
post #25 of 33
I doubt plal could obtain more of a discount than they already sell at -- what is it, $400 as opposed to $600-$700 elsewhere? I looked over the proprietor's (no, he's not named Mr. Plal) message to me and he specified that the models would ALL have to be the same color (black, a priori) and that a minimum of 12 would have to order, but that even once we had got that together he would have to ask C&J if they would, since he believes that they might see it as his competing with and undercutting other retailers on their specific-designed models. Please let me know if you guys are still interested. If not, it's OK as the Kaga Signature Card is starting to melt from overuse.
post #26 of 33
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(2) Hangars - Yes.  I like the integrated suit/trouser hangars from Cable Car Clothiers (scroll about 1/3 of the page down).
Wow, that is disgusting. I buy those exact hangers at Ross or Marshalls for something like $3 each. I have about 7-8 of them. They are nice, but definitely not worth $65. And FYI, the trouser hanger part of them is not the best- the "seam relief" in the middle of the clamp is not very deep so they still put stress on the pants' side seams.
post #27 of 33
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And FYI, the trouser hanger part of them is not the best- the "seam relief" in the middle of the clamp is not very deep so they still put stress on the pants' side seams.
Especially if your trousers are cuffed, which gives you twice the material.
post #28 of 33
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Originally Posted by j,10 Dec. 2004, 08:33
And FYI, the trouser hanger part of them is not the best- the "seam relief" in the middle of the clamp is not very deep so they still put stress on the pants' side seams.
Especially if your trousers are cuffed, which gives you twice the material.
Exactly. I am forced to put the cuffs above the top of the clamp so it clamps on the main part of the pants leg. Otherwise it either stretches out of shape or simply won't hold them up. When I get bored sometime I will peel the felt off and bring them all into the shop, and go at them with the spindle sander or something. There are other trouser hangers that are designed better, and I use those for my odd trousers.
post #29 of 33
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Does anyone have a picture of that hanger in question?  I remember reading about it in a magazine but can't for the life of me remember which magazine it was.... If we can get a discount on those hangers, count me in for at least 5...
The magazine was, I believe, Vitals... JV
post #30 of 33
The article and the real thing: All the ones I have were either pilfered (exchanged hangers with whatever I was buying) from NMLC or graciously accepted from my NM tailor, and they are quite nice.
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