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Help with hanging shirts - shoulder bulges

laxexquis

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Hi,

I like to hang my t shirts and polos as opposed to folding them because they get wrinkled and I like being able to slide through them instead of digging to the bottom.

However, using plastic hangers, over a while of sitting the shirts have this big bulges in the should right where the corner of the plastic hanger is on the should.

So, how do I get these out? Should I wash them? Do I have to dry them (I prefer to hang dry them).

Also, what can I do to prevent this from happening?

Thanks
John
 

GBear

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Originally Posted by laxexquis
Hi,

I like to hang my t shirts and polos as opposed to folding them because they get wrinkled and I like being able to slide through them instead of digging to the bottom.

However, using plastic hangers, over a while of sitting the shirts have this big bulges in the should right where the corner of the plastic hanger is on the should.

So, how do I get these out? Should I wash them? Do I have to dry them (I prefer to hang dry them).

Also, what can I do to prevent this from happening?

Thanks
John


There's your problem. Get better hangers!
 

cptjeff

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Originally Posted by GBear
There's your problem. Get better hangers!

He'll still have the exact same problem. The issue isn't the hanger, it's the fact that he's trying to hang knits. Any time you hang knits, they stretch. And they will stretch where there is the most pressure, at the end of the hangar. Which means shoulder bulges.

To get them out, just wash and dry 'em. Cotton will pretty much reset, at least for a while. If you keep stretching it like that it'll lose its elasticity and stay stretched.

The permanent solution is to fold them. Unless you're cramming them into drawer with way too many other shirts, they won't wrinkle. Perhaps try putting them on a shelf where you can see the full stack and look through them that way.

Fold knits, hang weaves.
 

Tyrone MacStiophain

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It sounds like you like the hangers for convenience, but a good alternative might be shelf inserts that allow you to see all the shirts without stacking them too high. That or shallower drawers.
 

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