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On Wood Hangers Ruining Shirts

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Is this a common occurence. Looking over archived threads, most people say it is unlikely, but to use plastic just in case.. Here is one example

http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=18002

I personally like the look of wood better and am wondering if there are any reasonably priced wood hangers that have held the test of time and have not stained wet shirts (please keep in mind I am going to hang shirts on them to dry prior to ironing). What about Blonde wood?

If not, what plastic ones do you guys go for? These were the kind my mom used growing up:

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/prod...1&SKU=12919379

But nice stores seem to prefer thicker plastic or wood. Does thick plastic or wood support the shoulder of dress shirts better? To my untrained eye, it seems like they do. Also where would one find thicker plastic ones?
 

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I use wood hangers but use ones with felt along the top edges to prevent snags from splinters.
 

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Originally Posted by PandArts
I use wood hangers but use ones with felt along the top edges to prevent snags from splinters.

Interesting..where do you purchase these from?
 

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Originally Posted by DocHolliday
Why would it matter if the hanger supports the shoulder? There's nothing in there to be supported.

Sorry, I'm a noob, my wording was probably very poor. It just seems to me that the shirts hanging in stores look better supported by the hangers than mine at home.
 

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I use wooden hangers for my wovens and in the even that I were to machine wash em, I wouldn't be comfortable hanging them dry from the same hangers either
 

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Originally Posted by KaiserSose
Interesting..where do you purchase these from?


I had purchased mine from Linens N Things store clearance sales.

I don't remember the make/brand off hand but I can look into it if you want.
 

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Originally Posted by DocHolliday
Why would it matter if the hanger supports the shoulder? There's nothing in there to be supported.

Have you ever tried hanging a shirt on a wire hanger for an extended period of time? It gets creases from the hanger. The same can happen with cheap wooden hangers where the shoulder support is too thin. I prefer the wooden hangers that have an angle to them (i.e. they are not flat), but plastic ones with wider "shoulders" might be even better.

If anyone knows a place to buy those online, please post a link.
 

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Originally Posted by nordicstyle
Have you ever tried hanging a shirt on a wire hanger for an extended period of time? It gets creases from the hanger. The same can happen with cheap wooden hangers where the shoulder support is too thin. I prefer the wooden hangers that have an angle to them (i.e. they are not flat), but plastic ones with wider "shoulders" might be even better.

If anyone knows a place to buy those online, please post a link.


I don't use wire, but have never had any trouble with plastic. No creasing, even for shirts left for an extended period. I'm skeptical of the superiority of nice shirt hangers, except for their aeshetic appeal. Nothing wrong with paying for aesthetics, but I'd rather have the space, and the money in my pocket.
 

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Originally Posted by nordicstyle
Have you ever tried hanging a shirt on a wire hanger for an extended period of time? It gets creases from the hanger. The same can happen with cheap wooden hangers where the shoulder support is too thin. I prefer the wooden hangers that have an angle to them (i.e. they are not flat), but plastic ones with wider "shoulders" might be even better.

If anyone knows a place to buy those online, please post a link.


Agree.

PandArts: Could you also post the type of hanger you purchased. I searched on Linen's N Thing's and could not find anything.
 

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I use wooden hangers bought from IKEA at $3 for 8 pieces. It's mainly for aesthetics because I don't see any big advantage over plastic ones.
 

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Originally Posted by DocHolliday
Why would it matter if the hanger supports the shoulder? There's nothing in there to be supported.

I think all you want to avoid is a shirt that gets the stretch points from a bad hanger, they are rather hard to remove since they have stretched the cotton.
 

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