1. In 2018. by way of thanks for being a part of this community, we'll be choosing 16 active members of our community at random to receive a special gift and a gift certificate for one of our affiliate vendors, to represent each of our 16 years.

    Fok and the Styleforum Team

    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice

STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Do you hang your sweaters up on a hanger?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by miran, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. miran

    miran Senior Member

    Messages:
    524
    Likes Received:
    249
    Joined:
    May 3, 2010
    Do any of you store your sweaters (cotton, merino or cashmere) by hanging on a hanger?

    Is it actually bad for the sweater stretching it out, or that just nonsense?
     


  2. JamesX

    JamesX Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    1,031
    Likes Received:
    16
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2010
    Location:
    Irvine, CA
    I don't hang mine. I was always told that sweaters will stretch if you hang them.
     


  3. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    6,501
    Likes Received:
    478
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2009
    Location:
    The Arena - Centerfield
    Never hang a medium or heavy weight sweater as it will stretch. A thin cashmere sweater particularily a cardigan can be hung but use only a wide shouldered hanger. As a thin sweater is much lighter in weight, it may be ok but this is still not recommended. Better not to get tinto bad habits in the first place.
     
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2011


  4. Blackhood

    Blackhood Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    2,904
    Likes Received:
    365
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2010
    Location:
    Cambridge, UK
    I don't hang mine. Even when I worked in a shop you could see dimples forming in the shoulders after a few days,. My sweaters get used once a fortnight at best so folding preserves their shape better,
     


  5. Gdot

    Gdot Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    5,248
    Likes Received:
    275
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2011
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    fold or gently roll - don't hang - never never never.
     


  6. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    37,621
    Likes Received:
    44,380
    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2009
    Location:
    LuxeSwap


  7. Mr.K

    Mr.K Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    1,914
    Likes Received:
    498
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2008
    I never hang sweaters. They always get folded and put away. Hanging would cause dimples on the shoulders.
     


  8. Trompe le Monde

    Trompe le Monde Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    2,004
    Likes Received:
    205
    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2009
    i either fold or hang them off-shoulder (e.g. fold along vertical line, slap arms over, hang length wise)

    [​IMG]

    IF its a lighter sweater i can safely hang them by the shoulder, but drape the arms back across the upper (sloping) bars to minimize the drag
     


  9. tomee

    tomee Senior Member

    Messages:
    444
    Likes Received:
    19
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2008
    Location:
    Australia
    in regards to wool sweaters i hear people folding them with tiissue paper/ what does the tissue paper do?
     


  10. miran

    miran Senior Member

    Messages:
    524
    Likes Received:
    249
    Joined:
    May 3, 2010
    


    Makes sense...thank you everybody. I'm wiser for it now :)
     


  11. kellgy

    kellgy Senior Member

    Messages:
    209
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2011
    

    +1 Great Idea.

    I still fold and store them in the closet since this method affords more clothing space.
     


  12. Bowtiedlad93

    Bowtiedlad93 Senior Member

    Messages:
    195
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2011
    Location:
    Cincinnati OH
    I usualy just fold mine and keep them in a drawer, I do not want to strech them by hanging them.
     


  13. CalTex

    CalTex Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    4,199
    Likes Received:
    239
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2011
    Location:
    Liquidating Assets
    I fold :slayer:
     


  14. Imhoff

    Imhoff Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    2,799
    Likes Received:
    195
    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2010
    Location:
    Arizona
    

    +1
    I also employee this fold-and-hang method. Sweaters still retain shape.
     


  15. cptjeff

    cptjeff Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    4,642
    Likes Received:
    310
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2010
    Location:
    DCish
    I've made the mistake of hanging sweaters before. Fortunately, they were cotton and regained their shape upon washing. Now, I would never hang, except by the method just posted in here. That said, I'm still gonna be folding- the shelves in my closet are optimized for such, and that stack of colors is just pretty. And it also gives you a great idea of the character of the sweater you grab, rather than having to shuffle hangars around.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by