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    How to Hang Your Kilt

    I noticed that the topic of kilt hangers has come up again.

    As you can imagine, in my shop, I am hanging and taking down kilts all day long. I think I have found a system the works for almost any kilt, is cheap, and really works.

    This tip on getting free hangers came from one of my customers who works in a ladies wear shop in the mall. When a shop sells an item they take all the hangers and throw them in a box and then into the trash. I have found that if you are polite the staff will be happy for you to dig through their box of hangers and take all you can carry. I now have a supply of plastic hangers with two spring clips that will last me years, just for the asking. In fact, I'm thinking of including free hangers with each kilt that I sell. Free Kilt accessories, when was the last time you heard of that?

    These are the style of hangers I like to use. These are just a few of the hundreds of styles that are out there. If you get some that don't work for you, go back to the store and ask if you can try a different style.
    I like the ones with the largest and deepest clips I can find. Some even have a soft rubber like stuff on the jaws.



    Now, take your kilt and open it up completely.



    Then fold it in half.



    Then attach one hanger to each side of the kilt. Each clip of the hanger is only having to go over two layers of kilt.



    Then fold your kilt in half again and hang it up.



    This system works real well for me. I have been able to use it on almost every kind and type of kilt I've ever seen.
    I have also found that by hanging this way the pleats are fully supported and hang nice and vertical and the aprons stay flat and wrinkle free.
    In the photos, that is a 16oz. Tewskbury Tank I'm hanging. About the heaviest kilt you are going to run across and this method of hanging has yet to drop this kilt.

    Try this, if you like it, just send the payment for the tip to me. Cash and in small bill please.
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    That is helpful Mine keep falling out of the hanger. This way the weight is more distributed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Wizard of BC View Post
    When a shop sells an item they take all the hangers and throw them in a box and then into the trash.
    Dumpster diving at Wal*Mart perhaps?

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    Sweeeeet. I think I could make the same thing work with the shorter "skirt hangers" you can buy at Wally World. I keep breaking the clips at the top trying to hold all the bulk of four layers. Brilliant!

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    Wow! I tried just using one of those pants hangers and it never seemed to work.. that is ingenious! =) Problem solved! Thank you very much sir!

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    Thanks Steve, I'm pleased to see the stacking of the hangers.

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    Good one Steve, now why didn't I think of that? clever lad!

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    Brilliant Steve, now to pick up my crumpled Freedom Kilt off the floor...

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    those hangars are great...


    But the pic of the kilt makes me want to get a good wool one now...damn you!

    Last edited by oldsoldier; 13th June 07 at 06:51 PM. Reason: misidentification :)

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    With the weight of my kilt and the length of my waist, I have to use four clips from the Walmart type hanger with clips. I wonder if it would be cheaper with the display hangers.

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