Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LA Guy, Aug 26, 2008.
I haven't had to yet, but when the edges start looking busted up, that's what I got it for.
Just got a bunch of the trouser clip hanger things. I have to admit I was skeptical about them after so many shoddy bed, bath and beyond ones, but holy crap these feel like military grade things compared to any others I have used. Now I can hang my trousers by the cuff without worry that they will fall out if I breathe on them too hard.
Are they sturdy enough to work with denim?
I started hanging my pants recently with hangers that have clips but I don't want to ruin the few nice trousers I have.
Totally, I was blown away by how solid they are. They are really made for hanging by the cuffs to help pull out wrinkles naturally, but I am sure you could use them however way you want.
The Clip Hangers are definitely sturdy enough to work with denim (even cotton or linen). However, I would recommend the Clamping Trouser Hanger over the Clip Hanger for proper trousers. The Clips are fine for denim - no risk of damage. However, on finer suiting, they could leave indentations. The Clamping Trouser Hanger doesn't have this problem at all.
The overall purpose of each hanger is the same - to hang trousers upside down by the cuff.
P.S. Don't forget about Shoe Shine Sunday this Sunday!
P.S. For the ladies in your life, we just launched our new Runway Collection of Luxury Women's Hangers. It seems like it's taken forever to get these right, but I feel like we've nailed it.
This is the most comprehensive collection of luxury wooden hangers for women in the world. A collection of three distinct profiles, each available in two sizes and with three bottom hardware configurations.... for a total of 36 unique hangers! A testament to the complexities of the modern female's wardrobe...
Yeah, what I meant that I am using is the clamping things, not the clips.
Shoe Shine Sunday #2
Welcome to Shoe Shine Sundays! As always, join us every Sunday for some shoe love. Post a picture of yourself shining your shoes and enter to win one of two pairs of our Palatino 830 Superfine Over the Calf Cotton Socks!
This Sunday, I'm going to shine one of my first pairs of nice shoes: a pair of Genson Handgrades that I purchased from the forum in college! I just had them resoled by B. Nelson's and they're overdue for some shoe love.
Here you can see some damage on the toe of the Grensons that I'll try to fix with the Saphir Cream Polish. If that doesn't work, I'll use an AbbeyHorn Seeking Bone to smooth the leather and a little Saphir Renovating Repair Cream. Hopefully the polish alone will work - most often it does.
Step 1: I'm cleaning the shoes with some Saphir Leather Cleaning Soap with an LCA Dauber. This will gently remove any residual polish and dirt. Once done, simply wash the lather off under the sink (it's okay to get your shoes wet). Dry off with a towel, and allow to dry before resuming.
Here you can see the shoes after having been cleaned with the Saphir Leather Cleaning Soap. I rinsed them off under the sink, but the leather is still wet. It is important to allow them to completely dry before applying polish.
I'm going to take a short break for lunch to allow these shoes to dry completely, and then come back to finish the polishing!
Shoe Shine Sunday: Part II
After cleaning the Grensons with the Saphir Leather Cleaner, you can see how much darker they are because they are wet.
After the shoes have dried, you can see how dehydrated the leather is after cleaning with the Saphir Leather Conditioner. They look terrible. Completely dry. Water breaks down the oils and waxes in the leather, leaving it dry. If the leather is flexed repeatedly while it is dry, the leather can crack. It is essential to condition one's shoes after they are shampooed.
This photograph is of the same shoe after just one coat of Saphir Renovateur. You can see why we call it "liquid gold." The leather is completely rehydrated. Regular conditioning of the leather is essential to keeping it supple and preventing cracking. I went on to apply a few more coats of the Renovateur, massaging it into the leather with a chamois to ensure maximum absorption. The shoes look great just with this one product. Almost as though nothing else is even needed.
After I applied the Saphir Renovateur, I then used a Cognac #10 Cream Polish for these shoes. I applied several coats of the polish to the entire shoe to build up the base finish.
You can see here what a difference it made. The damage to the front of the shoe is almost completely concealed just by the three coats of Saphir Pommadier Cream Polish.
Shoes looking beautiful. As a final step and just to add a little bit of extra depth, I applied Mahogany #09 Cream Polish, which is darker and has a little more red than the Cognac #10, to the front area of the shoe. I think it adds a subtle antiquing to the leather (subtle - if I wanted something more obvious, I could have used a Dark Brown Cream Polish or even a Black or Navy).
This picture in the sunlight is a little better, although still not great. However, the shoes look great and I'll be wearing them tomorrow!
Adding a little Saphir neutral cream to my Lobb Edward loafters. The museum calf really loves it. Get a great suppleness and shine just from cream.
Thanks, lhuynh! Since you were the only one that participated, you just won two pairs of our Palatino Socks! I just PM'ed a $70 Gift Certificate to you. Thanks for participating!
Wait, how does the contest work?
I didn't realize there was a contest for this. I'll join in this week Kirby
I didn't know the contest was only for a day. I cleaned my shoes on sunday and was going to post a pic later on. Ill definitely contribute this coming Sunday though.
I pretty much clean a pair of shoes every day. I'll only take a photo of the process if there is a Hanger steak in the Hanger Project prize pool.
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