The Hanger Project or Butler Luxury Hangers?

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  1. pnewelljr

    pnewelljr Senior member

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    I am looking to invest in some high quality wooden hangers and am trying to decide between The Hanger Project and Butler Luxury Hangers. Does anyone have any experience with one or both of these products? Also, does anyone have other recommendations? All I know is that the Butler ones are hand finished and made of only two pieces of wood, and the hanger project ones are made of four pieces of wood and machine finished. The pricing is almost identical.
     


  2. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    Both are excellent. I like the wood on the Butler better but the shape on the HP seem superior to me (more curved across the neck). The Butler take up less space, however, if that is a concern for you.
     


  3. pnewelljr

    pnewelljr Senior member

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    Alright, good to know.
     


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    pnewelljr Senior member

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    By the way, I noticed Butler shirt hangers only come in one size, 18 inches. All my shirts are either XS or small, will that be a problem?
     


  5. Rehan Majeed

    Rehan Majeed New Member

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    Dear Pnewelljr,

    I have purchased from both manufacturers and Butler Luxury seems to be made of higher quality wood compared to HP. HP is a bit on the more pricey side and shipping isn't quite as fast as Butler Luxury. Both companies are great but personally I would go with Butler Luxury as it has more substance to it and appears like if it would last much longer.
     


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    Kai Senior member

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    I can't speak to the Butler Luxury products because I don't own any, but I have a number of Hanger Project hangers, and I have to say that they are first rate.

    I can't imagine ever wearing out a quality hanger, so I really question whether the Butler Luxury hangers are more substantial. (And to be honest, I also have red flags any time somebody with only one post on the forum chimes in and starts promoting merchandise.)

    I really like the various sizes available from Hanger Project in their suit hangers. Their pants hangers have very grippy velvet material that keeps the pants in place as well.

    I honestly can't imagine a better designed and constructed bunch of hangers than those I acquired from Hanger Project.
     


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    clee1982 Senior member

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    Don't own butler luxury hangers, do have hanger project, I prefer HP because all the sizing available. Honestly I wish someone would do the whole thing in a even cheaper wood and all done by machine then sell for less than 10. I don't really care about hand work put into a hanger, I want the best cheap hanger possible (though that might be sound like an oxymoron...)
     


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    Also looking for good hangers on a budget, I picked up a few of these at the local Bed Bath and Beyond. I got the suit hanger with the trouser bar, but they do make one with trouser clamps. I don't have the exact specs, but they are heavy and thick and fill out the shoulders nicely. I wear a 42/44 with shoulders usually 18-19". I definitely recommend these if you're looking for a budget friendly hanger.
    http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?SKU=16742490&RN=50&KSKU=120056&
     


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    were the "shape", "right" for the jacket?
     


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    I don't have experience with Butler, but have a 8 suit hangers, 12 sport coat hangers, 40 shirt hangers and 30 pant hangers from Kirby, all of which are impeccable in quality and fit.

    I was a little hesitant at first to spend that much money on hangers, but after getting my first order there is no comparison between the ones from Bed Bath and Beyond, Target, etc. and the products Kirby sells.

    Based on the looks of the Butler suit hangers, I think Kirby's are shaped better, specifically in the shoulder area. Finally, Kirby is very active and supportive of this forum, why would you want to support another vendor when his products are of equal or better quality for the same price.
     


  11. pnewelljr

    pnewelljr Senior member

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    Well just for those curious, I was in contact with Butler Luxury about their hangers, and when I asked about there plans, part of their response was:

    Quote: It seems like their direct to consumer thing is new, and according to the rep I talked to they have actually been making hangers for big names for over 20 years. Just for people's info. That being said, their rep did seem a tiny bit stand off-ish, but maybe I was just being too sensitive.
     
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    elstinnett Well-Known Member

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    The ability to choose widths is the exact reason that I went with HP hangers. I have wide shoulders so the ability to choose the proper width is a necessity. I've also just had excellent service from Kirby. He's been quick to respond to my (numerous) questions and the shipping has been really quick. My vote would be to buy hangers from Hanger Project!
     


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    Another vote for Hanger Project. I don't have any Butler hangers so I can't compare, but I am totally satisfied with my HP suit hangers. Great service from Kirby and shipping has always been prompt. Once I have more suits/jackets, I'll definitely buy more HP hangers. I really like the natural finish ones.
     
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  14. pnewelljr

    pnewelljr Senior member

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    I know this seems trivial, but one of my biggest problems with them is they way they brand their hangers, its just super tacky, especially the shirt hangers. Its painful
     


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    justinkapur Senior member

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    I have to agree, the Hangar Project hangars are fantastic. I have 5 trouser hangars and 1 suit hangar and they are beautiful. I love the way they fit and the finish is absolutely fantastic. Anyone on the fence I say definitely purchase these!
     


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