Sartorial closets...

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  1. The_Foxx

    The_Foxx Senior member

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    i've been banished to a regular closet instead of the usual walk-in, and have been making adjustments and best use of all avail space (Prussian efficiency is a must for my closet, which seems to cost me big $$ in cedar wood products, heavy shouldered hangers, etc. etc). made me curious...

    how do the rest of you guys store your tailored clothing??
     
  2. Mike C.

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    I don't know if this is advisable, but I keep my then on the original hangers (heavy shouldered), and in the garment bag. I remember reading somewhere that fine suits should not be stored in the bag, however it does keep the dust off.
     
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    Generally speaking, I store suits on the hangers they came with, and in linen storage bags. (Oddly enough, the expensive ready-to-wear suits and jackets like Kiton and Brioni use hangers that aren't as broad in the shoulders or as resistant to slippage as the likes of Armani's and Zegna's hangers. I like Zegna's best, because they have a nice grippy rubber surface on the tips of the shoulders.)

    Trousers not attached to suits I store on two-piece wooden hangers with a velvet pad to clamp down on the trouser cuffs. I don't like to fold my trousers, although with good wool it's not a real issue.

    Coats and jackets I either store on the hanger they came with, or on a nice wooden hanger, and wool ones get a linen bag.

    Peace,

    JG
     
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    where can you get linen bags for them and what can one expect to pay?
     
  5. The_Foxx

    The_Foxx Senior member

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    bigbad...
    depends on what type/ size bags. i get most everything i need for my closet from the online site for the Container Store... excellent wood (LARGE..) shouldered hangers (cedar, cherry, etc) and hanging bags for better storage, and avoid dust almost completely. actually, with this smaller closet setup, i decided to keep all of my shirts, trousers, and jackets in the bags which hang from the closet bar, or are self-supporting 'mini closets.'

    i keep all of my trousers on clamp-type hangers, so that wrinkles fall out under the weight of the trouser itself, creases stay sharp, and out of season stuff doesn't suffer the effects of being folded over a normal hanger for long periods of time.

    most recent edition was a stackable shoe rack from allen edmonds. you see, THIS is what happens when a person reads too much Flusser, Boyer, and Roetzel..
     
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    I checked out the Containerstore.com site... that closet set of items they sell would be great if I had the money... I would LOVE for my closet to be that organized. [​IMG]
     
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    geez I bet it took a lot of time and money to assemble that wardrobe.
     
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    [​IMG] More time than money- I look around for deals and shop almost entirely online. Not much time worjing 2 jobs and freelance work besides.
     
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    ren, thanks for the pix. interesting...here are some of the things i'm using in the closet, making best use of the space i have (wish i had MUCH more space.). open to more ideas, as well: http://www.containerstore.com/browse...tml?prod=59802 http://www.containerstore.com/browse...tml?prod=59867 http://www.containerstore.com/browse...tml?prod=59707 stacked cedar shoe racks i put these all into the closet in the guest bedroom, to maximize space and protection against moths, dust, etc. the only things not 'zipped in' besides the shoes are two spinning tie racks.
     

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