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The Hanger Project or Butler Luxury Hangers?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by pnewelljr, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. MikeJC

    MikeJC New Member

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    Hello, let me introduce myself. I am Mike Cregan from Butler Luxury.

    Let me address pnewalljr's point, and something Kirby alludes to above.

    We don't put a logo on our hanger, but we do put the name on it. I am sure it for the same reason Kirby puts The Hanger Project on his hangers. It is not for show or any grand reason; it is simply to make sure the person who gets it or comes into possession of it knows where it came from . The buyer is entitled to know it is an actual item from the maker they expect it to be from.

    As to which hanger is best, I won't address that. That is a subjective matter of taste and preference that each person will arrive at in their own unique way.
     
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  2. StyleProfessor

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    I found better luxury suit hangers, made of wood, for only $5 each:
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001KPLJQI/ref=pe_385040_30332190_pe_175190_21431760_3p_M3T1_ST1_dp_1
    (Proman Libra Wide Shoulder Suit Hanger)

    They are better because they are 3 INCHES WIDE at shoulders, which is the main reason you should be getting a nice suit hanger. When you get an expensive designer suit, they often come with hangers that have 3-4" wide shoulders, so that tells you that width is important. Neither of these two companies have hangers that are wide enough at the shoulders (they are only 2-2.5"). The reason is money: it costs more to cut out a wider piece of wood. But they are already charging $30 a hanger! So why aren't they making an appropriately wide hangar? Saying that you can fit more of them in a NY closet is not a good answer.

    I ordered 12 of these "Proman" hangers and they work fine. They fill out the shoulder as they should, and the black looks nice. And there is no logo at all (in contrast to the others). The single review on Amazon mentioned that the back is not curved, but it is curved slightly, and the shoulders curve forward, making the suit itself curve. I do agree that HP and Butler have more curvy hangers, and might be better in that respect, but my Giorgio Armani plastic hangar, with 4" shoulders and curved back, is better than all of them! The pants bar on the Proman is sturdy and has friction cover that keeps the pants from slipping out. For $5 a hangar it is a bargain and I use them with my nice shirts too. One thing: they seem to come only in 17" width, which will fit most suits, but not all.

    If HP or Butler would design a hangar that has wide-enough shoulders and would lower their price, I would probably buy it, but until then I recommend the Proman.
     
  3. JermynStreet

    JermynStreet Senior member

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    StyleProfessor, no offense, brah, but are you the man behind Proman? Because you basically just gave a sales pitch? I find it suspect that you only have 2 postings and that this is one of them.
     
  4. StyleProfessor

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    No, I teach at a university and am just sharing what I learned about hangars. You are welcome to ignore the advice! My point is that HP and Butler emphasize the trimmings and charge a lot , but overlook the main functionality, in having a wide shoulder to keep your suit in good shape. Even better if another company came out with a hangar that mimics a good designer hangar like I mentioned.
     
  5. kirbya

    kirbya Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    We've done a 3" flare before, and found that it was way too wide for most jacket shoulders. It also compromised the contour, which is just as important as the size of the flare.
     
  6. StyleProfessor

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    Sorry, but that doesn't make sense, because the average male shoulder is 4"+ depth, and suit-makers that sell $5,000+ suits hang them on 3-4" flared hangers with contours. So 3" can't be "way too wide." Suits are made for men, not hangers, so the best hanger should be closest to a man's form. Admittedly we don't want a closet full of manikins, but I don't think that getting closer to a man's real shape (the ideal) should be bad for a suit (your descriptions "compromised", "way too wide"). What it means is that you would pay more to make the hangers so it would take from your bottom line or you would have to charge more. It sounds like a business decision to me.
     
  7. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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  8. Celadon

    Celadon Senior member

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    I have learnt at this point that many SF members have large wardrobes, but the frequent mention of hangars anytime clothing storage is under discussion makes me wonder if some people just don't take the obsession a bit too far.
     
  9. StyleProfessor

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    A bad hangar can damage your valuable clothes, whether you have a large wardrobe or not. Nothing wrong with taking care of one's investment. And by the way this thread is all about hangars, so that is why people are talking about hangars here. Believe me, we have other things in life besides hangars! I bought my dozen and I'm done with it...
     
  10. Celadon

    Celadon Senior member

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    A dozen hangars! Wow, that's an impressive amount of space! But when you use hangars for your clothing storage, I can quite see how you will want to avoid the bad ones. As I understand it, they can often be contaminated by poisonous and explosive chemicals.
     
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  11. nmprisons

    nmprisons Senior member

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    Be nice to the professor.
     
  12. StyleProfessor

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    Not really a chemical problem ... bad hangers can cause wrinkles, creases, and bulges, and possibly damage to sticking--that sort of thing.
     
  13. Flyswatter

    Flyswatter Senior member

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    Lol... Right over his head...
     
  14. StyleProfessor

    StyleProfessor Member

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    Dear Flyswatter,
    You've been swatting yourself too much. Of course I saw that "nmprisons" comment was sarcastic. SF is full of crap like that, and it went over YOUR head that you thought it went over my head. I replied sanely and nicely to that comment because I thought it was the right thing to do. Maybe something you should try.
     
  15. Christopher Essex

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    Would you people stop discussing buildings where aeroplanes are stored?

    I think the word you seek is hangEr, NOT hangAr.

    Celadon gets it.
     
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  16. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Would choose the HP hanger based on the shape of the neck area alone. I never cared for the shape of the neck found on the Butler products or any other hanger with a squarish edge at the collar. Under collars and collar linen are cut on the bias to shape and form themselves to your neck. The more round shape on the HP hanger is more representative of your neck shape and is much better for prolonged use and storage. Any square shaping at the hanger neck area can distort or even stretch the collar.
    The contour shape from neck to shoulder point is more of an advantage regarding storage than the width of the flare.
    Seems like a toss up on issues discussed so far. Butler wood and finish is said to be better than HP. HP has more shaping done to the wood to better support the neck and the shoulder. One puts more money and effort into the materials used to make the hanger, the other puts money and effort into the design of the product. Take your pick.
     
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  17. AlcoholicArtist

    AlcoholicArtist Member

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    Can anyone recommend good quality hangers in the UK?

    I bought a Balmain jacket from Yoox but it didn't come with a hanger :mad:

    It's a small 46 but fits more like an x small 44 so the hanger would have to be for that size.
     
  18. marcodalondra

    marcodalondra Senior member

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    http://www.mainetti-at-home.com/hangers/Tailored_Jacket_Hanger.html

    http://www.mainetti-at-home.com/hangers/Solid_Wood_Outerwear_Hanger.html ( 46 uk I would get the 45 cm wide- same below)


    http://www.mainetti-at-home.com/hangers/Shaped_Profile_Jacket_Hanger.html
     
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