When you’re bigger, you get used to dealing with the fact that a lot of things just aren’t made to accommodate you. Looking for clothing in your size, getting a comfortable seat on a flight, or even finding a bike to support you is a pain, but it’s something we just deal with. Every so often someone encounters these problems and comes up with a solution. Enter Well Hung Hangers. The company solves a problem we’ve grown to accept – most hangers aren’t made for extended size clothing. They leave creases in your jackets and shirts that aren’t very flattering when you put them on. Then there’s the hangers you’re given when you buy a suit. You know the kind, they don’t actually hold the suit, they’re just included because the shop knows you expect some kind of hanger.
Owner Robin Pulewitz ran into this sort of problem when buying clothes for her boyfriend, a sports writer for the NY Daily News. As she redid his wardrobe, she wanted to hang things up, but they came with plastic hangers that gave his clothing shoulder bumps. She tried to find higher quality hangers that were made for bigger clothing, but she came up empty handed. In a conversation with her boyfriend later that evening, he challenged her to come up with a solution. With her experience in the apparel industry, Robin knew she could create something better than was currently on the market, and she got to work creating the perfect hanger for big and tall clothes.
What she came up with is a laquered wooden hanger in 17″ and 22″ sizes. Two types of Well Hung Hangers come equipped with flock bars that can hold an entire suit, keeping its shape without dropping or creasing the pants. All of them have rubber inlaid shoulder guards to help keep things secure no matter what you’re hanging them next to. The walnut laquer and brass hardware give the hangers a luxury look and feel, worthy of the suit you spent all that cash on.
It’s important to note that while the hangers are made from imported wood, they are assembled in the United States – something that was very important to Pulewitz when creating the product.
We put Well Hung Hangers to the test and found that they held suits, jackets, and dress shirts with ease. There weren’t problems with creases or bumps, and the clothing looked as good as the day it was put on the hanger. Well Hung Hangers range from $12 for the 17″ Jacket and Shirt Hanger, to $20 for the 22″ Executive Suit Hanger. If you need more than one, you have the option of purchasing them in sets of 3 or 6. Learn more about Well Hung Hangers at WellHungHangers.com.
There is a big difference between big dude sizes. At a big and tall shop, the clothes fit better. Clothing lines at box stores are usually smaller than what they advertise. So what I'm saying is if target does this, they need to partner with a good big and tall company and not a fly by nite one.
I would check it out and probably buy for my husband being tall and chubby fashion is usually the last thing that crosses his mind so yea I'm all for more plus size clothing for men
That would really be great...target is really great for moms/families on a budget. I am fairly fashion savvy and about 90% percent of my AND my daughter's wardrobe comes from target. Now if we could only get dad in the mix!
I reached out to Target PR for a response, but haven't gotten one. I hope it's something they're considering!
It sounds like its a step in the right direction, but not quite what's needed. I'd like to see something similar done for gents - they'd sell SO MUCH of that stuff!
I actually liked SOME of their ava + Viv line...bought a fatkini and love it! Do wish they had men's line for my guy though.
It's a step forward, but honestly the Target line sucks (consensus among most plus people). We definitely need some mens lines though! My hubby is not high fashion, and is low maintenance, but even current fashion forward basics are hard to find!