Hangers: Wood is King

Kirby Allison, whose Hanger Project supplies the hardwood hangers we use at Wingtip, recently put down a few words about the subject on his blog:

“When it comes to luxury hangers, Wood is King. Wooden hangers are everywhere – but not all wooden hangers are created equal. You can find “wooden hangers” being sold all over the internet, at The Container Store, Wal-Mart and in hotels ranging from your cheap interstate motel all the way to the Trump International Golf Links in Scotland (the latter of which we supplied).

So, what’s the difference? Well, in addition to construction, availability of sizes, and other various details, the wood used is tremendously important. Here at The Hanger Project, we take the wood we use for our hangers very seriously. From the beginning, we have always been committed to using only the best woods available.”

See the reasons wood is so important, and get the breakdown on types of hardwood over at Kirby Allison’s Hanger Project blog.

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David is Wingtip's storyteller. In addition to editing the Modern Gentleman's Blog, he has written for Wax Poetics, The Source, SF Weekly, and the East Bay Express, and others. His inspirations include Rumble Fish, Paul's Boutique, and Balzac. He studied English at the City University of New York at Hunter College and journalism at the University of Southern California. He lives in Berzerkeley with his wife and daughter.

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