Hey guys, Dan Thomas from Image Doctor and Improvemant.com and watch the video above or read the article below to learn another common men’s style mistake to avoid.
If you missed my previous videos of the most common men’s style mistakes to avoid I’ve listed and linked to them all in the description field down below for you.
And today’s common men’s style mistake to avoid is using wire hangers to store clothing in your wardrobe or anywhere for that matter.
Using wire hangers will result in the shape and structure of your clothing deteriorating. This means the clothes you worked hard to buy will last far less longer resulting in poor value for money spent.
Instead of using wire hangers you want to use wooden hangers as your first and best option and thick plastic hangers as your second and next best option.
I will break this video and article down into 5 categories which is the hangers to be used for:
The best hangers for tee shirts, long sleeve Henley tops, button down casual and dress shirts are either thinner wooden hangers, thicker plastic hangers and at worst you could use plastic coated wire hangers.
As long as the hanger is wooden or a sturdier plastic the thickness is not overly critical for the above clothing items. Mind you the thicker the better in a general sense.
When it comes to the best clothes hangers for knitwear such as knitted sweaters and knitted cardigans, it is absolutely integral to use wider, thicker plastic or wooden hangers as these clothing items are typically very soft, fragile and even flimsy and therefore require sturdy support.
When it comes to outerwear such as coats like pea and trench coats, jackets like military and leather jackets and blazers, all these items are larger, heavier items that need a very particular clothes hanger.
Not only does the hanger need to be heavier and stronger to support the larger garments, the key is to have hangers with ends that are wider than the top frame or arch of the hanger.
The ends need to be very wide to more accurately resemble the shape of your shoulders to fill out the garment as it hangs. If you use any of the thinner, more narrow hangers listed in categories 1 or 2 it’s very likely the garments shoulders will lose their shape.
The biggest issue that can occur when thinner, more narrow hangers are used on these items is the dreaded shoulder dimple that can ruin your blazers and suit jackets as can be seen below:
To fill out and support the shoulders you must use the specifically shaped hangers you can see below:
Jeans, chinos and shorts can be hung using a large variety of hangers from the standard hanger to very specific and niche pants hanger options. The standard hanger you would be familiar with can be seen below:
From the standard pants hangers you could then move onto very specific and targeted options as you can see below:
And then when it comes to your suits you want to be sure to use specific suit hangers which you can see below and also hang the suit inside the suit bag you would have received from the retail store. This is because certain insects such as moths actually feed on suiting materials and could negatively impact the appearance of your suit or even completely destroy it.
As you can see above these specific suit hangers will house a suit jacket and vest/waistcoat on the top section and then suit pants on the bottom section.
So be sure to remove all the wire hangers from your wardrobe and replace them with the appropriate hangers I’ve explained for you in this video today. Doing so will maintain the shape and integrity of your clothing, prolong their lifespan and save you money as a result.
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