Hi, I'm Kirby Allison, founder of The Hanger Project. We get a lot of questions here at The Hanger Project on how to size your luxury wooden suit hangers properly. So one size doesn't fit all whenever it comes to your clothing, and the same should be true whenever it comes to your hangers. That's why at The Hanger Project we have four different sizes of almost every single hanger that we offer. We allow you to tailor the fit of the hanger exactly to the size of your shoulders.
Our 15 and a half inch small hanger is good for suit jackets underneath a size 40. Our medium 17 inch hanger fits suit jackets sized between a U.S. 40 and a U.S. 44. Our large 18 and a half inch suit hanger is sized for garments between a size U.S. 44 and 48, and our gigantic 20 inch luxury suit hanger is sized for garments above size 49. Our 20 inch extra large luxury wooden suit hanger’s really a Goliath. This hanger is absolutely gigantic. And the gentleman that's wearing a size 49 or larger suit jacket needs of this hanger more than anyone else because it is impossible to find extra wide wooden hangers that properly support the suit jacket. From our small 15 and a half inch hanger all the way to our extra large 20 inch hanger, we enable everyone to tailor the fit of their hangers to their jackets.
Now there's two important things to remember whenever sizing your hanger. The first is that you want your hanger to extend as close to the shoulder as possible without extending past it. The reason that that's important is because you want to provide the shoulder region, which is where a lot of construction goes into, with as much support as possible. But if you extend it past the shoulder into the sleeve you risk damaging the jacket by one, disrupting the drape of the shoulder and by two, whenever you go to put your garment back in your closet, if you were to bang up against the back wall you could actually pinch and damage the suit fabric. So I wear a size 38 and our small 15 and a half inch hanger really fits all my garments perfectl