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Old 08-27-2012, 08:12 AM
 
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I am very ignorant about the different types (shape and material) of hangers. So I would like to know if there are some good sources for me to learn some basics about the purpose of each type of hanger?

For example, I have taken pictures of five different shapes of hangers. I wonder what their purposes are from left to right respectively? Thanks!





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Old 08-27-2012, 01:53 PM
 
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Starting from the furthest.....The white one comes from a store...probably had a 2-piece outfit on it....pants or skirt on bottom, and the top on the top part!
The white one with clips can hold a skirt or pants. The next 2 black ones are for shirts...those indentations will keep straps from slipping off.
The big black one would be best for a jacket or coat or suit coat...keeps the shoulders nice.

That said...there really are no "rules"...use them however you like!
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:03 PM
 
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The first looks like it's from a children's clothing store, and it held a whole outfit. I would throw that out unless I had a little girl and it fit her dresses. It's pretty flimsy, and will probably break (into nice sharp pieces).

The second white one with the clips is for pants or a skirt. It has that extra hook in the middle, so you can "stack" several of those hangers together and save closet bar space (I hang three skirts that way, using 3 of those hangers.) I used to have these in the plastic shown, but got all wood ones, with chrome clips, a couple years back, which are stronger. I used to have those plastic clips pop off all the time!

The next two black ones are similar, just normal shirt hangers from Target or Walmart or whatever. they are from a set similar to the white clippy one. They could also hold pants if you hang them in half over the bar. They each have a different kind of hook to hold straps, in case you have a dress or top that has little straps instead of sleeves. The second one is slightly better quality than the first one--the hooks on the first one will sometimes break off--and the second one can accomodate thinner or thicker straps without squishing them.

The last one is for a suit or jacket, and it's likely from a store, and came with the suit or jacket. If it never had a bar across the bottom, then it's for a jacket or coat. If it used to have a bar across the bottom and it fell off, then it was for a men's suit. I use these for my coats in my entry closet. They are strong as hell, and can hold very heavy winter coats.

I am freakishly into organizing, especially closet organizing, so I've done my research!
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:11 PM
 
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No, no, you are not freakishly. Nice research!

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The first looks like it's from a children's clothing store, and it held a whole outfit. I would throw that out unless I had a little girl and it fit her dresses. It's pretty flimsy, and will probably break (into nice sharp pieces).

The second white one with the clips is for pants or a skirt. It has that extra hook in the middle, so you can "stack" several of those hangers together and save closet bar space (I hang three skirts that way, using 3 of those hangers.) I used to have these in the plastic shown, but got all wood ones, with chrome clips, a couple years back, which are stronger. I used to have those plastic clips pop off all the time!

The next two black ones are similar, just normal shirt hangers from Target or Walmart or whatever. they are from a set similar to the white clippy one. They could also hold pants if you hang them in half over the bar. They each have a different kind of hook to hold straps, in case you have a dress or top that has little straps instead of sleeves. The second one is slightly better quality than the first one--the hooks on the first one will sometimes break off--and the second one can accomodate thinner or thicker straps without squishing them.

The last one is for a suit or jacket, and it's likely from a store, and came with the suit or jacket. If it never had a bar across the bottom, then it's for a jacket or coat. If it used to have a bar across the bottom and it fell off, then it was for a men's suit. I use these for my coats in my entry closet. They are strong as hell, and can hold very heavy winter coats.

I am freakishly into organizing, especially closet organizing, so I've done my research!
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