People throw out an incredible amount of clothing on a yearly basis. Some estimates go as high as 100 pounds per person of discarded textiles.
While some of this clothing is certainly in good condition, much of it is already worn out. In some cases, it's fast fashion that's destined for the dumpster, and in others, poor overall clothing quality.
That said, there may be another reason why clothing wears out so quickly: people aren't hanging it on the best clothes hangers.
Luxury wooden hangers aren't just for a nice suit and jacket. They level up your clothing care--among the other benefits quality clothes hangars provide.
Keep reading as we discuss how you can choose new clothes hangers and keep up with your closet organization.
The main challenge when you purchase clothes hangers for shirts is making sure they don't fall off. Shirts often have loose, breathable fabric that slips and slides easily. To prevent this, purchase hangers that have rubber tips and collar divots.
These divots serve as more than just a collar catch. Take women's blouses, which often include hanging loops stitched to the inside of the garment.
These loops may seem like an annoyance that it's better for you to snip off, but not so fast. They actually exist to relieve pressure from your garment, allowing it to retain its form. Attach them to the divots to keep your blouse in excellent shape.
In terms of material, we highly recommend luxury wooden hangers. Their smooth finish makes it easy to slip a shirt on them--yet they are wide enough that it won't fall off. Plus, their wide shoulders keep your collar in great condition and prevent wrinkling.
Delicate fabrics such as silk benefit instead from flocked, padded, or velvet hangers. This prevents accidental mishandling if you ruffle the fabric.
You should purchase clothes hangers for your suit pants as much as your track pants. Luxury wooden hangars may seem like overkill, but they have a number of benefits for your clothing.
Number one, the smooth finish prevents wearing down the fabric when you slip them on or off the hanger. Further, wood sometimes has deodorizing properties. If you get your hangers with cedar, they will also repel any insects that decide to nest in your jeans.
Sturdy wood construction, unlike plastic, retains its form over time. It prevents your pants from drooping and wrinkling when left in the closet for a couple of weeks.
Finally, the best clothes hangers will include a trouser bar. This is what keeps the pants from accidentally sliding off and ending up in a wrinkly mess on the floor. A nice, thick, wooden trouser bar also reduces creasing that tends to occur with other hangar materials.
Skirts can be a tricky garment to store, both in the short and long term. They often have different styles, such as frills or pleats. How these things hang down over time can ruin the look of the skirt--if you use the wrong hangar, that is.
Most skirts use a straight bar hanger with clips at the ends. There or a number of reasons why you should avoid the cheap plastic variety.
A high-quality wooden hanger provides a number of benefits when storing your skirts.
First, it comes with a rubber coating on its clips that won't pinch or mark the fabric. The clips are adjustable, making it easy to adapt the hanger to the skirt size. Cheap plastic hangers are often not adjustable, and their sharp plastic jars tend to mar fabric over time.
The wooden bar also prevents the hanger's construction from rubbing on other clothes--and damaging them in the process.
Finally, always take the material into consideration. Delicate skirts made with silk or chiffon require the aforementioned padded or velvet hangars.
Without a doubt, the most expensive components in your wardrobe will be your suits and coats. They often use multiple layers of high-quality fabric--meaning they need extra love.
This extra weight makes it easy for gravity to pull them down, damaging them on the wrong hangars. Suits require luxury wooden hangars, hands down. You should never hang a suit on a plastic hanger.
Most importantly, suit shoulders need to retain their form. The wide surface area of a wooden hanger helps to sustain that contour. Otherwise, your suit will get a pinched, creased look around your shoulders.
Large shoulder flares are ideal for coats as well, given these will be much heavier than the suits.
Make sure the length of the hanger matches the shoulder width. Having a hanger that is too big or too small can create a noticeable mark--or slump--near the shoulders.
For organizational--and storage efficiency--purposes, we recommend storing slacks with the suit. This can help to avoid an awkward mismatch between two closely-colored suits. Plus, there is a lot of space on the inside thanks to the wide shoulder bars.
Importantly, this should include a felted or flocked trouser bar. This protects the fabric and prevents any unwanted wrinkles or creasing.
Buy clothes hangars in accordance with their design. The hanger type that you use for a coat or a suit will be different. Using the wrong design could reshape the fabric over time to the detriment of the style.
The best clothes hangers for each individual garment will make all the difference in clothing care. Make sure to purchase wide shoulders and trouser bars for the garments that require them. For those more delicate fabrics, get hangers that have a felted or flocked surface to protect them.
Butler Luxury makes exceptional luxury wooden hangers for a reasonable price. Visit our store and find the best clothes hangers for the needs of your individual garments.
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