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Any suggestions on where to look for decently priced wool trousers in NYC? I am looking for 5+ pairs for those "business casual" days when I am not wearing a suit.

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I'm having a heck of a time sourcing some thick (>2") contoured black plastic jacket/suit hangers.

The ones that Suitsupply provides would be a good example of what I'm after.

I'd be willing to spend up to $10 per, but I would assume I wouldn't need to spend much more than $2. I'm looking for 20, maybe 30.

I'm in Canada but desperate enough to consider a US proxy.

Any ideas?
post #31143 of 33321
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Originally Posted by Notreknip View Post

I'm having a heck of a time sourcing some thick (>2") contoured black plastic jacket/suit hangers.

The ones that Suitsupply provides would be a good example of what I'm after.

I'd be willing to spend up to $10 per, but I would assume I wouldn't need to spend much more than $2. I'm looking for 20, maybe 30.

I'm in Canada but desperate enough to consider a US proxy.

Any ideas?

I have these and love them

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00LIHB64S/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1440564616&sr=8-1&pi=SX200_QL40&keywords=Suit+hangar&dpPl=1&dpID=41o2Mpw5%2BKL&ref=plSrch
post #31144 of 33321
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Originally Posted by dapperdoctor View Post

OK, if I catch any crap for it, I'm telling people Koala-T co-signed it 

No black please. And certainly not in the daytime. fing02[1].gif
post #31145 of 33321

Hi All,

 

I'm traveling to Dublin in a couple weeks and wondering are there any good shops in the city to pickup a nice wool overcoat. Preferably double breasted. Thanks

post #31146 of 33321
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Originally Posted by Notreknip View Post

I'm having a heck of a time sourcing some thick (>2") contoured black plastic jacket/suit hangers.
Contoured suit hangers are, of course, available from a myriad of sources. But the vast majority of the time, they're made of wood - not plastic.

Any particular reason why you want plastic ones? Wood arguably has some functional advantage as a hanger material, is easier to find with a pronounced contour (most plastic suit hangers are not all that thick), and will likely be regarded as more aesthetically pleasing my most people. And given how much the average suit costs, worrying about the comparatively trivial additional expense of a good wooden hanger over a plastic one seems a little silly.

Anyway, like I say, there are hundreds of choices if you'll accept wooden ones, with one of the more obvious choices available from Walmart. http://www.walmart.com/ip/26132678?productRedirect=true They're 2" wide, cost $76/dozen, and I happen to own some, myself (same item, but not purchased from Walmart), and they do the job just fine.

A quick online search found a number of choices in plastic, if for whatever reason you're determined to go that way. Here's one - https://www.allendesigners.com/products/17_inch_contoured_black_plastic_suit_hangers#.Vd3et_TP3yo. Not as contoured as the wooden ones, but the plastic ones seldom are.
post #31147 of 33321
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

Contoured suit hangers are, of course, available from a myriad of sources. But the vast majority of the time, they're made of wood - not plastic.

Any particular reason why you want plastic ones? Wood arguably has some functional advantage as a hanger material, is easier to find with a pronounced contour (most plastic suit hangers are not all that thick), and will likely be regarded as more aesthetically pleasing my most people. And given how much the average suit costs, worrying about the comparatively trivial additional expense of a good wooden hanger over a plastic one seems a little silly.

Anyway, like I say, there are hundreds of choices if you'll accept wooden ones, with one of the more obvious choices available from Walmart. http://www.walmart.com/ip/26132678?productRedirect=true They're 2" wide, cost $76/dozen, and I happen to own some, myself (same item, but not purchased from Walmart), and they do the job just fine.

A quick online search found a number of choices in plastic, if for whatever reason you're determined to go that way. Here's one - https://www.allendesigners.com/products/17_inch_contoured_black_plastic_suit_hangers#.Vd3et_TP3yo. Not as contoured as the wooden ones, but the plastic ones seldom are.

Thanks - and thanks to @dazedstate as well.

The rationale for plastic is purely economic. If I can spend $2 for something that functions the same as a $30 item, to me, it's a no brainer. (My closet is seen by my eyes only so esthetics don't matter.) I'd love to one day have a closet full of beautiful wooden hangers, but 30 jackets x $30 (+ the terrible CAD/USD exchange + duty + shipping) just isn't worth it.

I have a few wonderful, thick, sturdy, plastic hangers that I wish I could just replicate. Good ones do exist, but they are very difficult to source. 99% of my findings on Google aren't thick enough and/or are too narrow/wide; the 1% that looks good won't sell/ship to me. Perhaps if I were a retail store perhaps it wouldn't be so hard?

In the meantime, to all American SF members: PM me if you'd be willing to proxy the Walmart hangers (2 x 12 = 24) mentioned above.
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Originally Posted by Notreknip View Post

In the meantime, to all American SF members: PM me if you'd be willing to proxy the Walmart hangers (2 x 12 = 24) mentioned above.
The Walmart hangers are Proman Contoured Suit Hangers, which are sold by many retailers, Walmart simply being one of them. If nobody's interested in proxying them for you, I'm sure you could find them from various merchants willing to ship to Canada.

Wait, let me do a froogle.com check on it...

Okay, you could order them for Canadian delivery from Wayfair, Linens N Things, BeyondStores, and Barnes and Noble. Probably from other places, too, but I stopped checking after coming up with the aformentioned choices.

I could maybe understand you going for plastic if these wooden hangers were $30 each. But they're more like $6 each. Probably under $5 each, given the odd coupon or discount code. And I sort of doubt whether duty and shipping charges to Canada will add an additional $600 to the cost of the two dozen hangers.
post #31149 of 33321
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

The Walmart hangers are Proman Contoured Suit Hangers, which are sold by many retailers, Walmart simply being one of them. If nobody's interested in proxying them for you, I'm sure you could find them from various merchants willing to ship to Canada.

Wait, let me do a froogle.com check on it...

Okay, you could order them for Canadian delivery from Wayfair, Linens N Things, BeyondStores, and Barnes and Noble. Probably from other places, too, but I stopped checking after coming up with the aformentioned choices.

I could maybe understand you going for plastic if these wooden hangers were $30 each. But they're more like $6 each. Probably under $5 each, given the odd coupon or discount code. And I sort of doubt whether duty and shipping charges to Canada will add an additional $600 to the cost of the two dozen hangers.

Wow, I'll fully investigate your suggestions when time allows, but for now all I can do is say thanks for going above and beyond!!

This thread really delivers; as a more senior member, I now feel the need to give back to it in some way. (I trust that is the point?)

Cheers!
post #31150 of 33321
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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post


No black please. And certainly not in the daytime. fing02[1].gif

Black suit = no.  Black chinos though?  I think it's OK some days. 

post #31151 of 33321
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Originally Posted by Notreknip View Post

Wow, I'll fully investigate your suggestions when time allows, but for now all I can do is say thanks for going above and beyond!!

This thread really delivers; as a more senior member, I now feel the need to give back to it in some way. (I trust that is the point?)

Cheers!

In case you do want some nice hangers, Massdrop has the Hanger Project ones as part of a drop. $60 for three, but not sure how much the shipping to Canada will be.
post #31152 of 33321
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Originally Posted by Notreknip View Post

I'd love to one day have a closet full of beautiful wooden hangers, but 30 jackets x $30 (+ the terrible CAD/USD exchange + duty + shipping) just isn't worth it.

Whoever has 30 jackets in their closets most likely either has serious quantities of cash, or has a lot of crap jackets.
post #31153 of 33321
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Originally Posted by dapperdoctor View Post

Black suit = no.  Black chinos though?  I think it's OK some days. 

Granted, I don't know your complexion (Black, brown, tan or pasty), but black clothing is rarely a good choice in the daytime. Countless shades of blue, grey or tan would be better.
post #31154 of 33321

I need help choosing which suit to wear or whether I should take the opportunity to get a new one.

A friend is getting married in Summer (here in Australia) and has decided that the dress code will be "formal". It's in a country location and wedding will be at 4pm, reception at 6pm.

When I questioned the dress code they said "no tuxedos / dinner suits / black tie".

 

The groom is wearing a navy suit with a bow tie, groomsmen will be wearing light grey suits also with bow ties.

 

I have 5 suits: navy, navy pinstripe, light grey, dark grey and charcoal - all in wool that are used for business purposes. Before hearing what the Groom was going to wear I had settled for the Navy but now I am not so sure. Which would you go with? Or would you take the opp. to add another suit to the wardrobe?

post #31155 of 33321
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Originally Posted by Muscles View Post
 

I need help choosing which suit to wear or whether I should take the opportunity to get a new one.

A friend is getting married in Summer (here in Australia) and has decided that the dress code will be "formal". It's in a country location and wedding will be at 4pm, reception at 6pm.

When I questioned the dress code they said "no tuxedos / dinner suits / black tie".

 

The groom is wearing a navy suit with a bow tie, groomsmen will be wearing light grey suits also with bow ties.

 

I have 5 suits: navy, navy pinstripe, light grey, dark grey and charcoal - all in wool that are used for business purposes. Before hearing what the Groom was going to wear I had settled for the Navy but now I am not so sure. Which would you go with? Or would you take the opp. to add another suit to the wardrobe?

 

Can't go wrong with navy or charcoal.

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