Exactly who invented them I have no idea but remember the old wires ones? The ones that bent and buckled under the weight of any article of clothing?
The ones made famous in Mommie Dearest for this scene – Joan, with her face slathered in cold cream, stalks into Christina’s bedroom in the middle of the night and discovers one of the child’s dresses hanging on a wire hanger. She launches into a tirade, screaming at the girl, “I told you! No wire hangers, ever!” She yanks dresses from Christina’s closet, throws them all over the girl’s room and brutally beats the screaming girl with the hanger. Joan, furious that the child does not understand her notion of cleanliness, wrecks the bathroom as well, throwing cleaning powder all over the already spotless bathroom, striking Christina with the tin and screaming at her to clean it up. (thanks to wikipedia)
I currently use the hangers below. I have all blue plastic for light clothes, blouses, shirts etc and wood hangers for heavy coats.
But I can’t find decent hangers with wide enough shoulders for my tshirts. I fold them instead, otherwise they end up with nobby shoulders and I don’t like that. Even some tops tend to stretch over the ends of the hangers and get those little nobby bits.
It’s awful to throw a top or tshirt on and see little lumps sitting on your shoulders. Not to mention the necks stretch from getting the hanger in and out unless you shove the hanger up the bottom and into the neck. And if the top is a heavy knit or material, I don’t hang them at all because you know what happens.
Hangers! While we may think they’re great, so many are not. And unless I can find some decent wide ones so my shoulders don’t get nobby, or even some really nice ones to replace the ones I do use, I may have to wrap some foam around the ones I have and stick it with duct tape!