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The Hanger Project: Affiliate thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LA Guy, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. kirbya

    kirbya Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Site working fine!
     
  2. Espresso

    Espresso Senior member

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    any discounts? thanks. wanna try some and see if its good.
     
  3. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    Hi Kirby,

    Now that you have been to 'Saphir University' I am hoping you can offer some product recommendations for two specific needs:

    1.) I am custom dying a belt and I wish to apply a topcoat (clear or nearly clear) that will add a deep shine but which will not rub off on my trousers.

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    2.) I have a Hartman 'belting leather' suitcase that needs a thorough conditioning. It is black, by the way.

    Your thoughts on the appropriate products would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you!
     
  4. JL724

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    Any chance of getting the traditional finished hangers with nickel hardware instead of brass?
     
  5. kirbya

    kirbya Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    ...unfortunately not. Because of the way that we install our hardware, it is impossible for us to switch it out for other finishes without destroying the hanger. We added the Natural Finish for this purpose...
     
  6. JL724

    JL724 Senior member

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    Is it possible to place a custom order for traditional finished hangers with nickel hardware if the order was large enough?
     
  7. kirbya

    kirbya Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Gdot -

    Yes, just returned from spending some more time with the Saphir guys. Incredible operation and great products. I'm excited that Ron is continuing to increase his supply and range of Saphir items.

    Regarding your belt, we have a Saphir leather dye that I can make available for you. I haven't fully picked up the line because we would have to purchase the entire range in order to allow for color mixing, but I can certainly get a few colors for you if you need them. They come with a color chart that shows how you can custom mix the dyes to produce any color and then use them to dye your belt.

    As for the deep shine, I am not aware of any way to do this without a wax polish, which would rub off on your clothing. You could use Saphir Leather Lotion or Saphir Renovateur for nourishment, which would yield a soft shine. But high-gloss... I don't have anything for you.

    I actually just finished filming a tutorial on belt maintenance. It's incredible what a difference the Saphir Leather Lotion or Renovateur can make. I also applied some Saphir Juvacuir, which is a mild recolorant that won't rub off and does not have any waxes, to re-saturate the color. Belt now looks like new.

    As for your Hartman suitcase, I would highly recommend the following:
    1. First clean with a mild soap. I recommend Saphir's Nettoyant Regenerant Cleaning Soap. Given that you've probably never cleaned the bag, this will be very helpful.

    2. Then condition the bag using Saphir's Leather Lotion MDO. It has uses the same formulation as the Renovateur MDO but in a lower concentration. Just like the Renovateur, it is like liquid gold but for larger leather goods.

    3. To help recolor any scuffs or worn areas, use Saphir Juvacuir recoloring cream. What's great about this is that it will recolor the leather but will not rub off on clothing. Right now we just have three colors, but I hope to receive the rest of the color line soon.

    Let me know if you have any other questions!

    Cheers,

    Kirby

     
  8. Gdot

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    Kirby,

    Thank you for the detailed reply!

    And thank you for the kind offer of the dyes. Although I don't wish to put you through any extra effort.

    Based on the information you have provided I am going to try the following:

    1.) Belt - Dye with Tarrago (color #13 Pine Needle) and finish with several coats of Renovateur. The reno does indeed dry to a hard glossy finish on my shoes so I'll give it a go on the belt and see how it does.

    2.) Black belting leather suitcase - Clean with Saphir Saddle Soap (as I already have this product). Condition with Saphir Leather Lotion MDO and recolor with Saphir Juvacuir as required.

    I'll keep the thread updated as these two projects progress.

    Thank you again!
     
  9. porcelain monkey

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    OK, Now you have got me thinking. I have a large leather ottoman that has some scuffs on it that I've wondered what to do about. It sounds like 1) clean with leather lotion and 2) touch up with recoloring cream. If I get brown and cognac, could I mix them to attempt to match the shade of brown? Is there a place where I can see an accurate depiction of each color? I think I might enjoy this project.
     
  10. lee_44106

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    Kirby,

    what kind of "conditioner" do you recommend for good quality bridle leather.

    I have the Renovateur and also the MDO lotion. Would either suffice?
     
  11. chogall

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    Just want to drop in and praise the Hanger Project for their excellent hangers and superb customer service.
     
  12. kirbya

    kirbya Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    The Renovateur or MDO Leather Lotion should be perfect for a bridle leather. You could even consider coming on top of it with a neutral wax polish since bridle leather is normally a little waxed.

     
  13. kirbya

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    You could definitely use the Juvacuir to help with the ottoman. The Juvacuir is perfect for recoloring larger areas. However, depending on the extent of the damage to the leather, the Saphir Renovating Recolorant Repair Cream could be used (possibly diluted with a little Leather Lotion) for more specific spot treatment.

    The Repair Cream is just pigment and resin -- perfect for repairing more heavily-damaged leather as it can be applied in multiple coats to build up a finish back to normal. And once it dries, it will never bleed.

    But before any of this, I recommend first cleaning to ottoman with Saphir Nettoyant Cleaning Soap using a natural foam sponge. This will clean away any dirt and prepare the leather to receive the nourishment from the Leather Lotion MOD and Juvacuir. Otherwise, you'll just work the dirt into deeper into the leather.

    After a little work, it'll be like new!
     
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    I must add: the latest Hanger Project ad campagn on SF is definitely among the cleverer banners in a long time. Great!
     
  15. davesmith

    davesmith Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    +1 They must really have a fantastic team working there. To come so far so quickly is incredible.
     
  16. Jackie Treehorn

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    Hi Kirby,

    First, I apologize if this question has been asked before -- though, if it has, perhaps that bodes well for my thesis here.

    At any rate, I've got 18.25" shoulders, and unfortunately, this presents a bit of a Goldilocks problem with the sizes of your suit and jacket hangers. The 18.5" model is too wide for my suits (I've tried), and I worry that the 17" model won't properly fill the shoulders. Do you have any plans to introduce an intermediate size between the Medium (17") and Large (18.5")? Maybe an 18", or an 18.25"?

    I suspect that my shoulder size is pretty common. It tends to be the default shoulder size for garments ranging from 38 to 40, depending on the maker. So introducing an intermediate size might be filling a very real market need.

    If you aren't planning to introduce any new sizes, which size hanger would you recommend? The 18.5" is obviously a bit large, and it is noticeably big on my jackets -- but if you don't think it'll do any harm, I guess I can manage.

    Thanks!
     
  17. Gdot

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    I used the 'Canadian' product that I bought from Kirby on my leather suitcase. Worked great!

    First I cleaned it with Saphir Saddle Soap.
    Then I gave it two treatments of Saphir Leather Lotion
    Finally - two coats of Canadian.

    The Canadian product worked really well at covering minor scratches, etc. etc. And doesn't seem to be prone to rubbing off at all.
     
  18. kirbya

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    Jackie - Great question and one that we get all the time. With one's suit hangers, it is always better to be too small than too large. What you don't want is for the hanger to extend past the shoulder into the sleeve head, which will disrupt the drape of the sleeve and can damage the fabric. So, better to go with the 17.0" Width. Because the 2.5" shoulder flares are 5x larger than average hangers, all the extra shoulder support will render the small difference in width insignificant. Hope this helps. And always, if you get your hangers and are not happy with the size, we'll exchange them for free under our 100% Perfect Fit Guarantee.
     
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    I wanted to place an order but then I got hit with the shipping :( does anyone know if they are going to have a free shipping promotion soon? In the past can you still use the AskAndy discount with the free shipping promotion?
     

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