Friday, July 20, 2012
There are several luxury clothes hanger makers in the world, with the best known of them being Toscanini of Borgosesia Italy, Beverley Coat Hangers of Hong Kong, which makes for the Hanger Project, and Butler Luxury of Santa Monica. Of those, Toscanini and Butler are in widespread use by the best tailors and in some of the great hotels of the world, including Claridges and the Connaught in London.
Luxury hangers are desirable because the flared ends properly support a man's jacket shoulders, and as a maintenance expenditure they rank with shoe trees in importance. The best of them are Butler Luxury's newly available hand-made versions, which were designed with the help of a Savile Row tailor. The company's jacket hanger is almost twice as heavy, significantly better made, and has a hand applied matte finish that is much better looking than the comparable Hanger Project product hanging in my closets.
Butler Luxury's offers its jacket hangers in two sizes, 16.5″ and 18″ and either a deep butterscotch or an espresso finish. $79 for a set of three.
Watch for them at the ASW store.