Walgreen and Whitmor hangers compared

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by GMF, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. GMF

    GMF Well-Known Member

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    Well, my order of Whitmor suit hangers arrived today. I find these hangers to be vastly superior to the Walgreen hanger, and at $5.99 each they are a fantastic bargain.

    The finish on the Whitmor hanger is a very nice cherry with a very high gloss. The workmanship is much better than on the Walgreen, and is even superior to the $9.99 hangers sold at Bed, Bath & Beyond. And unlike the Walgreen hanger, the Whitmor is made from two solid pieces of wood joined at the yoke. (The shoulder pieces on the Walgreen hanger are carved from separate pieces of wood and glued on.)

    Here's the Walgreen hanger:

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    Here's the Whitmor hanger:

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    Here's how they compare at the yoke. Notice how the Walgreen hanger is as thin as a typical "skinny" suit hanger. The Whitmor is nice and wide and gives the jacket collar and shoulder area better support.

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    Here you can see the overly wide shoulder pieces of the Walgreen hanger (which are glued on) and the solid, but somewhat narrower, shoulder support area of the Whitmor and how it tapers gracefully into the bridge and yoke.

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  2. amblus

    amblus Well-Known Member

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    could you measure the shoulder width of each hanger?
     


  3. GMF

    GMF Well-Known Member

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    could you measure the shoulder width of each hanger?


    Sorry, I should have included that. They are both 18" wide.
     


  4. Rocker

    Rocker Well-Known Member

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    Who's Whitmor and where do I get them. I have hangers very similar to the the one pictured and have been paying a good deal more than $5.99.

    Edit: Nevermind - found them. Wow have I been getting screwed! I think those are the same hangers I've been paying quite a lot more for. Thanks.
     


  5. GMF

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  6. Margaret

    Margaret Senior member

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    Is the width of the shoulder bar really that important on a practical level, in terms of maintaining the shape and/or longevity of the jacket? The feature I tend to look more is curvature that mimics the actual curve of your back, so the jacket when hung maintains close to the same shape that it has when you're actually wearing the jacket. I have a bunch of inexpensive molded plastic hangers that seem to have more curve than either of the two hangers shown, and I'd always that that was more important. Is that not the case?
     


  7. dah328

    dah328 Senior member

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    Thanks for the pics. Very helpful.
     


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