Recommendation for nice wooden hangers

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  1. coachvu

    coachvu Senior member

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    Are the shoulders wide like the Walgreen hangers? I'll have to stop by and take a look next time I'm in Target.

    No, the shoulders aren't wide like the Walgreen's hangers, and they probably are a little less curved, but they look much nicer. They also have little tabs of rubber to keep your pants from sliding off the bar.
     


  2. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    If you're a 38R or a 40 with narrower shoulders, be careful with the Walgreen's hangers. I think they're sized just about perfectly for a 42R. They don't work very well for me, unfortunately.
     


  3. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If you're a 38R or a 40 with narrower shoulders, be careful with the Walgreen's hangers. I think they're sized just about perfectly for a 42R. They don't work very well for me, unfortunately.

    Really? I just bought several, and they fit my 38Rs fine.

    By the way, thanks for the tip, Alan. If you hadn't kept bringing it up, I might never have remembered to track them down.
     


  4. 16520Man

    16520Man Senior member

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    but when I wanna splurge, I buy one of these from Woodlore:

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    The wood is smooth and splinter free and my 42 jackets hang very well from it.
     


  5. coachvu

    coachvu Senior member

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    I checked out Target today, and they have boxes of 24 wooden hangers for $13. They aren't curved, but they're great for shirts and pants. Dark or light wood.
     


  6. The_Foxx

    The_Foxx Senior member

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    IF ONLY SOMEONE COULD FIGURE OUT WHERE THE HANGERS FOR SAVILE ROW TAILORS COME FROM!!!


    I would buy a bunch in a heartbeat; perfectly shaped hangers with no brand name/ logo, in polished wood or whatever is used to create the perfect hangers.


    ideas?
     


  7. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    IF ONLY SOMEONE COULD FIGURE OUT WHERE THE HANGERS FOR SAVILE ROW TAILORS COME FROM!!!


    I would buy a bunch in a heartbeat; perfectly shaped hangers with no brand name/ logo, in polished wood or whatever is used to create the perfect hangers.


    ideas?


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  8. The_Foxx

    The_Foxx Senior member

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    yeah, those are the same ones (or close to it) that i use (hold everything and container store are pretty much the same). i'd considered the hangers now available to retail customers from Oxxford Clothes, which ARE perfect-- but i'd like to get them from the original manufacturer, without logos. they are a much lighter hanger than the heavy wood ones in your picture/ the ones i use, and the shape is really something.

    still wondering what company produces hangers for Oxxford, Gieves bespoke, Kilgour, Huntsman....
     


  9. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    A certain independent English tailor offered his source a while back. You could try contacting him. Heh.
     


  10. The_Foxx

    The_Foxx Senior member

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    you know, i was thinkin about that....but as i recall, the hangers weren't really that great (shape/ width of shoulder-ends, etc.)

    gotta find out who makes them for oxxford, or maybe i'll just suck it up and order 8 or so of oxxford's hangers once my $$ situation improves. maybe i can simply slap some black paint over the oxxford logo...being ex-military, i guess i like things uniform and straight in the closet!
     


  11. teddieriley

    teddieriley Senior member

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    ikea for nice wooden hangers. Both light and dark colors.
     


  12. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    ikea for nice wooden hangers. Both light and dark colors.
    I like their wooden hangers for shirts, and they have wooden hangers with thick shoulders that are great for overcoats. I've not seen any there I was happy with for suits, though.
     


  13. teddieriley

    teddieriley Senior member

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    I like their wooden hangers for shirts, and they have wooden hangers with thick shoulders that are great for overcoats. I've not seen any there I was happy with for suits, though.
    You're right. I hung a suit on an ikea hanger with the thick shoulders and tried hanging the pants on the hanger bar (I was moving it from one apt. to another and didn't want the extra bulk of a separate pants hanger). It doesn't have any felt or friction, so needless to say, the damn pants kept sliding off the bar. I ended up clipping it temporarily with a black paper binder clip. I suppose you can just buy the felt-like material and put it on the pant bar. Or Ikea can have the bright idea of doing themselves. Question - does anyone have a preference for hanging their pants inverted in a clamping pants hanger vs. hanging it over a rounded bar of the hanger? I find that the clamp hangers tend to wrinkle the bottom of the pants, and I end up ironing the bottom of the pants anyways, whereas if the pants are hung over a rounded hanger bar, it is totally fine with no need for ironing. I've read that hanging pants inverted is better because it "hangs out" the wrinkles so to speak. But I don't see anything wrong with hanging pants (in half) over a bar that doesn't crease it anyways.
     


  14. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    I find that most (all) of the hangers thatare available are too square in the shoulder line. The result is that the jacket hangs like a jacket wears when the collar needs to be lowered. This causes more wrinkling that it fixes.

    My preference is for hangers with a more natural shoulder line as the jackets that I wear have very soft shoulder and an extremely natural line. Most jackets would likely not have this problem.
     


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    Many vintage hangers from long defunct men's stores are quite substantial and have nice rounded shoulders although fairly hard to come by.
     


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