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Everyone loves receiving a warm winter coat for the holidays. Wool, leather, down and corduroy coats warm the heart and soul on cold winter nights. Protect your special coat and Christmas memories by using the right coat hanger for your cherished garment. A coat properly cared for can last a lifetime. Use these tips to make sure that you are doing what you can to keep your coat in tip top shape.


Take care of your precious winter coats with these coat hanger tips.

Coat Hanger Basics

The right coat hanger should be strong enough to hold the weight of your coat. The body should be free of rough edges that can snag or tear delicate coat linings. The hardware should be precision designed and manufactured not to break or bend under the weight of the coat. The arms of the hanger you choose should be wide enough to support the shape and structure of your coats. Tailored coats, like sport coats and suit coats, need a hanger with curvature that supports the back and helps it to keep its shape. Lastly, you should measure your coats across the back from arm seam to arm seam to make sure that the coat hangers you order are exactly the right width. Coat hangers come in a wide variety of styles, shapes, sizes and finishes, so you should be able to find exactly what you need for your winter coats.

Wooden Coat Hangers

Wooden hangers possess a timeless beauty that works in any closet. Wood coat hangers are strong enough to support the weight of even your heaviest coats. Not all wooden hangers are created equal, so make sure that you purchase your wood hangers from a company that cares about quality and craftsmanship. Thin, rough, or splintered wood just will not do. Look for the style and finish that matches your tastes and style.

Cedar Coat Hangers

Cedar is so beautiful with its brown and red hued wood grain. It has a crisp and clean scent that keeps your coat from smelling musty after it has been stored for a while. Winter coats are often hung damp from the winter weather. Cedar absorbs moisture from the air and prevents mold and mildew from forming. It also repels many household pests that can damage your winter coats. Cedar coat hangers are always a good choice.

Shaper Hangers

Shaper Coat Hangers are designed to mimic the shape of real shoulders to keep your coats in perfect shape. These are a good economical choice for hanging all types of coats and jackets. They are lightweight, durable, and keep your coats free of wrinkles and "pooch" marks on the shoulders.

Heavyweight Clear Plastic Coat Hangers

These are perfect for retailers looking for a very strong plastic coat hanger, but they can also be used in home closets. These hangers are manufactured with double the plastic of a standard high quality plastic top hanger, so they're perfect for the heaviest of coats.

Bamboo Coat Hangers

With the tensile strength of steel, bamboo is a perfect material for making strong coat hangers. Many people prefer bamboo hangers because of their beauty and lightweight design, but most choose bamboo coat hangers over wood because they want to make a conscious effort to choose renewable resource products whenever possible. Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on Earth and renews itself every 5 years. Besides being great for the planet, bamboo coat hangers are beautiful and strong enough for the heaviest of coats.

About the Author: Jo Granville is on the staff of Only Hangers, a leading online resource for quality, wholesale priced hangers.