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Hangers - Which Is Best? - Opinions Please

geoff.adams.96

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Aero Leathers website says: "The worst way to store a leather jacket is on a typical suit hanger with the steeply sloped shoulder used pretty much as standard by the hanger industry...

"Any length of use of these virtually guarantee deep creases forming down the front of a leather jacket starting from the join of the neck and the shoulder seam...  

"This is caused as the weight of the leather hanging at an unnatural angle starts to fold inwards, this gets worse if the jacket is zipped up or buttoned up and summer storage will often leave creases which will never come out.

"Aero have always used natural shoulder shaped wooden hangers for all our leather jacket stock...

"Whatever else you do to look after your leather jacket, we strongly advise that the correct hanger shape is essential, whether it is one of our new wooden hangers or not."

I absolutely agree with this, and while Aero are out of stock of theirs I am looking at alternatives, for my original goatskin G1 and heavy Aero Leathers HH A2. At present they are lying flat on the spare bed [emoji5]

I have found these satin padded hangers on Amazon for a relatively cheap price, which look to have more or less the same angles and drops as the Aero hanger - I don't know the size of the Aero but the padded hanger is 43cm.

The top pic is the Aero Hanger and the bottom one the satin padded one on Amazon.

I would appreciate your wisdom on this please....





Or this...



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B-Man2

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Hi Geoff
When you have some time , you might want to do a search here on this topic, as we’ve addressed it a number of times.
Personally I make my own hangers out of old towels wrapped around wooden hangers and then taped. It fills the shoulders of the jacket and distributes the weight of the jacket across the entire shoulder area as opposed to a thin hanger. Here’s what I’m talking about:

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I hope that helps !
Cheers
B-Man2

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geoff.adams.96

Active Member
Hi Geoff
When you have some time , you might want to do a search here on this topic, as we’ve addressed it a number of times.
Personally I make my own hangers out of old towels wrapped around wooden hangers and then taped. It fills the shoulders of the jacket and distributes the weight of the jacket across the entire shoulder area as opposed to a thin hanger. Here’s what I’m talking about:

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I hope that helps !
Cheers
B-Man2

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Hi B-Man2, thanks ever so much for this! I have actually read a few threads on this forum and TFL, and have indeed noted your posts on this. Alas, and this may sound pathetic, I'm not confident I would be able to construct a hanger with towels like yours. Otherwise I would have done it in a heartbeat. Mine would end up looking like the Hunchback of Notre Dame and probably do more harm than good; which is why I'm looking for recommended alternatives, which will preserve the integrity of my jackets...

Thanks again!



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D97x7

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I think it does for the shearlings. The Highwayman you can see is actually on an Aero hanger but I still felt it needed the pipe insulation, mainly for the increased width.
 

geoff.adams.96

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I think it does for the shearlings. The Highwayman you can see is actually on an Aero hanger but I still felt it needed the pipe insulation, mainly for the increased width.
I actually didn't realise the Highwayman was on an Aero hanger - thank you for this info, really interesting and helpful! [emoji106]

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geoff.adams.96

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Guys, as an experiment I have spent the princely sum of £6.75 GBP on 4 x bridal dress satin covered cushioned wood hangers (43cm long) to try. They look like they might work - I'm hoping they're thick/wide and long enough, they certainly seem to be a good angle to keep creases at bay. If they work then maybe I will have added to knowledge, but only if you like a nice pretty bow at the bottom of the hook [emoji5] If they don't work the missus will be very grateful for them and it hasn't broken the bank. They arrive from Amazon at the end of the week - I will let you know one way or the other... [emoji106]


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Lit Up

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Guys, as an experiment I have spent the princely sum of £6.75 GBP on 4 x bridal dress satin covered cushioned wood hangers (43cm long) to try. They look like they might work - I'm hoping they're thick/wide and long enough, they certainly seem to be a good angle to keep creases at bay. If they work then maybe I will have added to knowledge, but only if you like a nice pretty bow at the bottom of the hook [emoji5] If they don't work the missus will be very grateful for them and it hasn't broken the bank. They arrive from Amazon at the end of the week - I will let you know one way or the other... [emoji106]
So Geoff, what's the verdict? What did you end up with?
 

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