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Is this close to being an Oxxford hanger?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by GMF, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. GMF

    GMF Well-Known Member

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    I realize that the Oxxford suit hanger is considered the ne plus ultra of hangers, but at $35 a pop they are a bit pricey.

    This model by HangerCity looks like it may be almost as good, and at $8.99 very reasonably priced. It's 18" wide, so I'm not sure if it's as wide as the Oxxford hanger.

    Click here.

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  2. coachvu

    coachvu Senior member

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    I realize that the Oxxford suit hanger is considered the ne plus ultra of hangers, but at $35 a pop they are a bit pricey.

    This model by HangerCity looks like it may be almost as good, and at $8.99 very reasonably priced. It's 18" wide, so I'm not sure if it's as wide as the Oxxford hanger.

    Click here.

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    That looks almost the same as Walgreen's hangers at three times the price.
     
  3. GMF

    GMF Well-Known Member

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    That looks almost the same as Walgreen's hangers at three times the price.

    I actually bought my first Walgreen hanger today, and this one looks thicker across the middle than the Walgreen hanger. In addition, this hanger appears to be carved from a solid piece of wood, whereas on the Walgreen hanger the contoured shoulder pieces are carved separately and glued on.

    Nevertheless, I think the Walgreen hanger has to be the best hanger for the money anywhere.

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  4. Jovan

    Jovan Senior member

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    You can find cedar hangers for the same price at a local TJ Maxx.
     
  5. Joffrey

    Joffrey Senior member

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    Ikea's wooden hangars are pretty dam good and they come in 5 or 6 packs for about $6. I dont use them for my suit but I use them for my shirts and old polos whose shape I want to maintain
     
  6. GMF

    GMF Well-Known Member

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    This pic shows how the Walgreen hanger is relatively narrow until the flare at the ends for the shoulders.

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  7. Mark Seitelman

    Mark Seitelman Senior member

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    To GMF:

    Do you pay $35 for an Oxxford hanger? That's crazy! I get one for free everytime that I buy an Oxxford suit.[​IMG]
     
  8. GMF

    GMF Well-Known Member

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    To GMF:

    Do you pay $35 for an Oxxford hanger? That's crazy! I get one for free everytime that I buy an Oxxford suit.[​IMG]


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    Here's the company that makes the Oxxford hangers. Wonder how much this jazzy walnut number goes for?

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  9. Mark Seitelman

    Mark Seitelman Senior member

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    Yes, the name Beverly is stamped in the underside of the Oxxford hanger. The Oxxford hangers are ebony.

    I'll reveal a little secret. [​IMG] The same Beverly hanger in walnut is provided by H. Freeman MTM.

    Therefore, buy an H. Freeman MTM suit at LS Clothes (Izzy) for approximately $700, and get the hanger for free![​IMG]
     
  10. rssmsvc

    rssmsvc Senior member

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    That looks pretty close to the Brooks Golden Fleece Hangers too.
     
  11. new obsession

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    I'll reveal a little secret. [​IMG] The same Beverly hanger in walnut is provided by H. Freeman MTM.

    Therefore, buy an H. Freeman MTM suit at LS Clothes (Izzy) for approximately $700, and get the hanger for free![​IMG]


    Make sure you get the good hanger from Izzy. He was going to give me a plastic hanger, but I saw the nice ones in other suits and insisted he switch it out. I think he thought I was nuts, but I walked out with the suit and a great hanger!!
     
  12. GMF

    GMF Well-Known Member

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    Yes, the name Beverly is stamped in the underside of the Oxxford hanger. The Oxxford hangers are ebony.

    Are they actually made of ebony, or are they just hardwood stained black as indicated in this article? (For $35, I'd like to think they are ebony.)

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  13. AlanC

    AlanC Senior member

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    Price to value the Walgreens hanger can't be beat. Someone in another thread mentioned the Target suit hangers, which I've not tried, but on inspection looked good. They're a more traditional shape and size, however. The Ikea 'Boomerang' hangers are great for shirts and such while their suit hangers are outstanding for outerwear, nice wide shoulders.

    One of these days I might break down and buy an Oxxford hanger or two if I sense my Oxxfords feeling deprived.
     
  14. johnapril

    johnapril Senior member

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    As long as money can still be used to buy wine, I will not spend any of it on branded hangers.
     
  15. yachtie

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    For a real ebony hanger (horribly wasteful IMHO) [​IMG] you'd have to add a zero to the Oxxford price. (That's an "ebony" finish on those, boys)[​IMG]
     
  16. thinman

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    Are the Oxxford hangers sized? I bought a suit at Saks Off 5th and thought I was being incredibly clever when I found an Oxxford hanger and used it to carry my suit to the register. When I got home I realized that the hanger looks like a size 48 and my suit is a 38L.[​IMG]
     
  17. thinman

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    To GMF:

    Do you pay $35 for an Oxxford hanger? That's crazy! I get one for free everytime that I buy an Oxxford suit.[​IMG]


    Mark, I think you got cheated. My Oxxford suit was free; I paid only for the hanger...the world's most expensive hanger.[​IMG]
     
  18. Teacher

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    If the Oxxford hangers are pure black, they're supposed to look like Gaboon ebony. Considering raw Gaboon is going for US$99.99 per board foot, I'm going to guess that they're not real ebony. (Macasser ebony, the other more popular kind, is black with brown-to-white striping and goes for a mere $74 per board foot.)
     
  19. yachtie

    yachtie Senior member

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    Bingo, Teacher![​IMG]
     
  20. GMF

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    Wow, I didn't realize ebony was that expensive. At $35, there is no way these are real ebony.

    I just ordered a dozen of these cherry hangers. I'll post when they arrive and let everyone know how I think they compare to the Walgreen hangers. My main beef with the Walgreen hanger is that it is too narrow leading up to the shoulder supports, which IMO are a tad too wide at about 2.25 inches. The Walgreen hanger seems to work best on my suits that have the most shoulder padding. On my Alan Flusser and BB Golden Fleece, it's too much support for the shoulders.

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