When you purchase a new garment, you may wonder if you should fold or hang it. Will folding the garment wrinkle it? Will hanging it up stretch out the fabric?
At the very least, there is a constant debate about how to store your clothing. What's more, storage best practices may be even more confusing when it comes to your shirts based on their material.
The professionals at Butler Luxury believe you should hang most shirts up instead of folded. In this guide, we’ll describe what fabric types do better on hangers, as well as considering the best types of clothes hangers to use.
There are a few types of shirts you don’t want to hang. These include t-shirts and polos made out of thin cotton material. These should be folded and stacked in a wardrobe, so they don’t get stretched out.
Hanging your tops, especially dress shirts, prevents creasing. Save time and frustration by avoiding these annoyances in the first place. If you are stuck with a stubborn crease, use our guide to remove them quickly.
As for button-down shirts, you absolutely want to hang them. This tip is because folding them can crease them, meaning that you’ll have to iron them – not the easiest thing to do – before you wear them again. Do you have wide neck shirts that won't stay on hangers? Learn how to keep them from slipping off.
If you decide to hang your dress shirt, be sure to avoid wire and plastic options. These lightweight hanger materials will harm the crisp cotton your button-down is made from.
This issue occurs because they are too flimsy to support the fabric entirely. Over time, a shirt on plastic or wire hangers will develop a permanent wrinkle around the shoulders. What’s more, the yoke of the shirt – where the bottom and top pieces meet in the back – will also begin to pucker.
You may also be interested in swivel hook hangers that have a bar that turns outward so you can hang clothing without removing the hanger from the rod. This type of hanger works for specific garments, but it is typically too thin to support the tailoring of a dress shirt.
Wooden hangers are the closest to a person’s actual shape, which you’re should desire in hanging your garments. In other words, you’re looking for sloped sides that will support the shoulders.
At the same time, the hanger shouldn’t be too thick, ensuring it is still space-saving.
When you’re hanging your dress shirts, follow these steps:
When you’re searching for a hanger for your shirts, keep a few considerations in mind. First, the hanger should be heavy-duty enough to hold heavier dress shirts that may be made of cold-weather materials.
Next, be sure to choose a hanger that is wide enough for the length of your garment’s shoulders. Typically, this will involve choosing a hanger with a width of either 16.5 or 18 inches.
Finally, if you’re searching for a wood hanger, you want to choose one that looks sophisticated in your closet. Find a wooden hanger with an attractive finish and upscale metal hardware to keep in your closet.
Butler Luxury's Men's Shirt Hangers are your best shirt storage option.
The first is the Shirt Hanger, which comes in both 16.5- and 18-inch varieties. You have two color combinations available in the Grade A Beech wooden hangers: Dark Matte Walnut Espresso finish with matte chrome hardware and Deep Butterscotch finish with brass hardware. This hanger is also made with the same level of care and quality as our popular coat hangers yet is thin enough that it won’t take up much closet space.
Your other option is the Shirt Hanger with notches.
You could also opt for our Butler Luxury Gift Package, which includes 34 hangers, including suit hangers, coat hangers, shirt hangers, and pant hangers. If you want to entirely revamp your closet, our pant hangers are a game changer. Made out of wood and a bar wrapped in slip velvet, these velvet hangers ensure that your pants will not crease or fall to the floor.
Butler Luxury hangers are your best bet for preserving the shape of your dress shirts, as well as developing a high-end look for your closet. We offer two shirt hanger options.
Here are what some style blogs have said about us:
“Our first impression upon seeing them in person was that I had no idea hangers could be aesthetically pleasing. The wood grain was stunning, and there was no doubt I was holding a solid piece of wood – it was the same type of craftsmanship that one could expect to find in high-end furniture.
Both the Deep Butterscotch and the Dark Walnut Espresso colors looked absolutely gorgeous. From a preference point of view, we enjoy the look of the Deep Butterscotch a little bit more – the lighter wood grain color really pops with the brass metal,” wrote The Stylish Man.
If you’re ready to store your dress shirts with more care, visit our Butler Luxury storefront to upgrade your hangers.