How To Easily Organize Everything In Your Closet (For Cheap)

Never worry about organizing your closet again. Our fool-proof, step-by-step guide (with photos) shows you how to easily organize your closet for good. If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably decluttered and organized your bedroom closet many times over the years, and yet every few months it still ends up looking like a bull busted through your walk-in.

Maintaining an organized closet will always be an ongoing process (because updating your wardrobe is an ongoing process), but there are certain things you can do to ensure you never spend more than 20 minutes rearranging your clothes ever again.

Follow these 18 easy strategies to organize your closet for good. It may take a little time, but we promise it’ll be worth it.

1. Declutter your clothes by category.

organize jackets and coats on bed

A fast, easy way to declutter your clothes is to sift through them by type. Tossing every piece of clothing you own into a massive fabric mountain on your bed is overwhelming and inefficient.

Instead, separate your clothes into categories like pants, dresses, tops, outerwear, accessories, and undergarments. Then sort through every item in a single category before moving on to the next.

Why is this method better?

Because it’s way easier to compare similar clothes when they’re all grouped together in front of you, making it easier to get rid of the things you know you have too much of or don’t want.

As you go through your stuff, make a commitment to only keep the clothes you know you love and wear with frequency.

If anything gives you reason to hesitate, toss it in a pile for donation.

Want more decluttering advice? Check out these 15 actionable decluttering tips from Certified Professional Organizers.

2. Empty and clean your closet.

empty and clean shoe closet
Honey We’re Home

Once you’ve made separate “donation” and “keep” piles for your clothes, shoes, and accessories, give your closet a once-over and pull out anything else still lingering inside it.

When only the occasional lone safety pin remains, dive in and give your closet a proper deep-clean. Vacuum the carpet, wipe down the shelves, and scrub any scuff marks or dirt off the walls.

3. Design your ideal closet space.

organized small closet
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Within reason, obviously. If you have the time and money for a full-blown Carrie Bradshaw closet renovation, go for it.

If not, get creative to work with what you have (and yes, it’s possible to organize a closet without an actual closet). Take note of your closet’s best features: Maybe you have tons of vertical storage space, built-in shelving, or multiple hanging rods. Use these to your advantage.

For the areas of your closet that aren’t so great — your hard-to-reach upper shelves or total lack of shelves altogether, for example — figure out what you can do to fix these problems.

Kadi from Wizard of Homes used a hanging shoe organizer to store t-shirts, and large plastic bins to store beach clothes, bathing suits, and hats.

Maybe your open-plan closet would benefit from plastic rolling dressers or a small armoire tucked inside. If you have too many shelves and not enough hanging space, maybe you can remove a few shelves and hang hooks on the walls instead.

The possibilities are infinite.

4. Store your clothes by category.

rubbermaid homefree series closet system organizes, stores, and hangs clothes, shoes, bins, and more
Flickr/Rubbermaid Products

This tip may seem obvious, but it makes all the difference when you want to locate your cozy gray alma mater sweater in a flash.

Keep like items with like items. Store all your belts in the same spot, hang your sundresses alongside each other, and keep your workout shirts separate from your pajamas.

5. Hang anything delicate, fancy, or sturdy.

blue, green, and gray collared shirts hanging on white hangers in a closet

Maybe you have enough space to hang every single T-shirt you own, but if you don’t, then stick with hanging the obvious stuff.

That means delicate items like dresses, skirts, and lingerie, fancy items like suits, and sturdy, structured pieces like coats and blazers.

Here’s a tip from Marie Kondo (the most organized person in the world) to give your closet a neat, happy look: Hang everything facing the same direction, with longer items on the left and shorter items on the right so the bottom of your clothes creates an upward sloping line.

Bonus Tip: Use this KonMari method cheat sheet to declutter your home the Marie Kondo way.

6. Use coordinating hangers.

shirts hanging on gray felt hangers in an organized closet
Flickr/Emily May

Nothing screams closet chaos quite like a collection of wire and neon plastic hangers trying to peacefully coexist alongside one another.

Limit the visual clutter and give your closet a sleek, streamlined look by using matching hangers for your clothes.

Just make sure you invest in hangers that actually work for what you have. Opt for sturdy velvet hangers over the thin plastic varieties if you have heavy suits to hang, for example, and steer clear of wooden hangers if you have lots of slippery silk blouses.

7. Stack thick items like denim and sweaters.

denim and sweaters stacked on closet shelves
Paige Smith

Save yourself precious drawer and hanging space by stacking bulky winter sweaters and stiff denim jeans (in separate piles, of course). These items make perfect stacks for your shelf space because they’re sturdy and thick, meaning they won’t slump, crinkle, or lose their shape when you stack them.

Not only that, you’ll be able to see each item in a stack clearly, making it that much easier to find what you’re looking for.

8. Roll t-shirts, pajamas, and workout clothes into storage boxes.

organized nursery dresser storing baby clothes
Two Twenty One

Things like cotton shirts, leggings, and polyester shorts tend to be thin and pliable, making them perfect candidates for the roll and tuck technique.

This technique is a major space-saver if you do it right. Rather than folding and stacking your softer, thinner clothes, simply fold them in half and roll them into neat little tubes.

Tuck your rolled clothing into shoe boxes (great for sliding into drawers), or use wire baskets or clear bins (perfect for shelves).

Pro Tip: Learn how to fold and store a shirt like Marie Kondo.

9. Store your most used clothes at eye level.

most-worn clothes stored at eye level in a small closet
A Beautiful Mess

Keep everything you wear on a regular basis in the middle of your closet at eye level so it’s easy to find and grab in your early morning pre-coffee haze.

Put lesser-used pieces directly above or below your most popular clothes, and relegate your least-worn items to the top shelf.

10. Color-code your wardrobe.

rolling clothes rack hanging color-coded shirts
Deliciously Organized

It’s true — organizing your clothes by color can be tedious, but the end result will make picking out an outfit so much easier, especially if you’re a visual person.

No need to drive yourself crazy trying to remember the exact order of the colors in the rainbow (but it’s ROYGBIV if you want to be precise). Even creating the most general color distinction will make your closet totally Pinterest-worthy and easy to navigate.

11. Maximize your vertical storage space.

organized master closet with shoe racks and pull-out storage bins
Organizing Made Fun

Every closet has a secret storage weapon that, when used properly, changes the entire layout of your closet: vertical space.

This means walls, top shelves, doors, and even that dead space between your floor and the hems of your hanging dresses.

How do you take advantage of your vertical storage space?

Hang an over-the-door shoe rack over your, ahem, door, or hang it facing sideways on a tension rod. You can also use extra wall space to install DIY shelves that hold jewelry boxes or handbags.

Free Bonus: For more creative vertical storage ideas, check out our collection of 53 insanely clever bedroom storage hacks.

12. Use drawer dividers for your undergarments.

underwear drawer before after organizing it with dividers
Atypical Type A

Drawer dividers are the key to getting dressed with a smile on your face — and to knowing exactly when you need to do laundry.

To maximize space in the compartments and make everything easy to see, roll your socks, tights, underwear, and belts.

Aesthetically pleasing and functional.

13. Hang scarves on hangers.

hanging scarves pants hanger
Just A Girl and Her Blog

Sure, you can roll them up or stack them if they’re really thick, but tying your scarves on a hanger is a way better option for organizing them.

Hanging your scarves keeps them wrinkle-free and easy to see and access, meaning you’re more likely to actually use them on a regular basis.

Bonus Tip: Here are more brilliant ways to store scarves, hats, gloves, and boots in the least floorspace-eating way possible.

14. Utilize empty wall space for hanging jewelry and accessories.

organize closet like boutique
Honey We’re Home

Got a few spare inches of wall space? Get creative and use this area to hang accessories like belts, jewelry, hats, or ties.

How do you hang everything?

You can use nails or towel hooks, or opt for a more personalized approach like a stylish coat rack or LEGO key holder.

Other cool ideas?

A pegboard, canvas jewelry organizer, piece of burlap with safety pins attached, or even a repurposed metal rake head (check out The Thinking Closet’s easy tutorial).

diy necklace holder made from a rake head
The Thinking Closet
Free Bonus: Pinched for time? We are too. So we created a list of awesome DIY storage and furniture projects you can make in an hour or less.

15. Organize your drawer contents in the order you get dressed.

how to organize shirt drawer
Deliciously Organized

How much simpler would your morning routine be if you woke up and didn’t need to think about where to find all your clothes?

The answer: way simpler.

If you’ve got a dresser or set of drawers that house a substantial amount of clothes, be smart about how you organize those drawers.

In the top drawer, store the items you put on first when getting dressed in the morning — like undergarments. Follow that with pants in the drawer below and tops in the drawer below that.

So easy.

16. Turn your hangers backward to mark how often you wear your clothing.

backwards hanger trick
Roni Loren

This closet hack saves you the hassle of figuring out which clothes you wear all the time and which ones you never touch, despite somehow justifying their utility or beauty every time you do a major clothes purge.

Here’s how it works:

Turn all your hangers backwards. If you’re feeling crafty, you could tie pretty ribbons on the hangers instead or wrap pieces of electrical tape on them with the date written.

Every time you pull an item out of your closet to wear it, turn the hanger so it’s facing forward.

Any items that have backward-facing hangers after six months or a year has passed go straight into the donation pile, which MakeSpace can pick up and drop off at a local Goodwill.

17. Use the “one in, one out” rule to keep your clothes collection in check.

wire closet shelving storing shoes and hanging shirts on huggable hangers
Flickr/Emily May

Despite your best organizational efforts, you may still end up with massive heaps of ill-fitting, outdated, or unloved clothes at the end of every year (or every season if you’ve got a serious shopping addiction).

So how do you prevent things from getting out of hand?

You do what 90-square-foot-apartment dweller Mary Helen Rowell does and adopt a simple, ruthless little rule called the “one in, one out” policy.

What is it exactly? Just what it sounds like.

For every new item you bring into your closet, you get rid of another. Got a new pair of sassy fall boots? Let go of the black strappy heels you haven’t worn in two years. Bought a fresh leather jacket? Say goodbye to an old shirt.

It’s simple, easy, and ensures your collection of clothes never gets too large to manage.

18. Use MakeSpace to easily store the clothes and shoes that just won’t fit in your closet.

the makespace storage bin of masters of sex star helene yorke
MakeSpace flawlessly picks up, stores, and delivers Heléne Yorke’s seasonal clothes

Maybe you have stacks of shorts and short-sleeved shirts that need a loving home during the cold fall and winter months. Or maybe your collection of rarely used but very important hiking gear is commandeering your shoe section.

Or maybe you just have too many fabulous clothes to squeeze into your limited closet space. (Don’t have a closet? Here’s how to live without one.)

Whatever you want to store, MakeSpace has you covered.

Here’s the breakdown:

Simply pack up your stuff, schedule a pickup, and leave the rest to MakeSpace. We’ll come to your home, pick up everything, transport it to our secure and temperature-controlled storage facility, and create an online photo catalog of your stuff so you never forget what you have in storage.

Whenever you need something back, all you have to do is log into your MakeSpace account and click the item’s photo. We’ll deliver it to you.

Top image via Flickr/Rubbermaid Products

This article was written by Paige Smith, a freelance writer from Orange County, California who specializes in lifestyle, wellness, and travel topics.

Clothes Hangers: What You Need To Know

Closet still looks messy after installing a closet organizer? Does it not look as nice as the promotional pictures you’ve seen? What’s the difference? The right hangers can give your closet a neater appearance. Let me show you why and some other tips.

When I was looking around for ideas to design a closet organizer for my coat closet it struck me how my closets didn’t look as nice as the product photos even though I have closet organizers installed. I knew my closets wouldn’t look as good as those product photos. I mean, my clothes are things I wear, not props I add to make my closet look nicer. But there was one simple and relatively inexpensive thing I could borrow from those staged photos to make my closet more visually appealing. Get new matching hangers!

Your closet is one of the first things you see every day. Having a neat, organized closet that’s visually appealing which allows you to quickly find the clothes you want can really help you start off your day on a positive note. At the very least it will be one less frustration in your hectic day.

Imagine you walked into a shop and they had a rack of shirts using a mix of a dozen different types of hangers and the display looked messy. How would it make you feel about the clothes you were buying? When you open up your closet door do you want to feel like you’re in a thrift store or a high end retailer where the clothes probably came from?

I have to admit that the aesthetic aspect was one of the driving factors in choosing to replace my clothes hangers but there are other benefits as well such as:

  1. Save space.
  2. Keep clothes from getting wrinkled, crushed or misshaped.
  3. Make it easier to find what you’re looking for.
  4. Make it easier to put your clothes away so you don’t wind up with your shirts on your footboard and your jeans pilled up in a corner.

Hanger Materials

From a visual perspective, it would be nice to have all the same hangers, but there are some hangers that are better suited to certain types of garments than others while still keeping costs down. My goal is going to be to get all the same type of material for particular types of clothes and have all the hangers at least have a chrome hook for uniformity.

Wire Hangers

Wire hangers are great for all sorts of things. They can help you unclog a sink, fish wire through walls, unlock your car door if you locked yourself out, you can even make an HDTV antenna out of them, and they’re a cheap way to transport your clothes from the dry cleaners. They’re not so great for your clothes.

Over the years wire hangers have been getting thinner and weaker. They don’t distribute the weight of the garment over a large surface area and aren’t always wide enough which can cause indentations in the clothing. Apparently the metal can even discolor some fabrics, which is why when you get your clothes from the dry cleaners, there’s sometimes a paper sleeve over the hanger or some cleaners use coated hangers.
Keep some wire hangers around because they can come in handy for different things, but once you get your clothes home from the cleaners, put them on better hangers. On your next trip to the cleaners, bring back your last set of wire hangers and see if they’ll take them back so they don’t wind up in a landfill. From what I understand many cleaners will accept them.

If for some reason you must have wire hangers (packing in a travel garment bag for instance) these Organize It All Chrome Hangers look nicer and stronger than the ones you get from the dry cleaner.

Plastic Tubular Hangers

These are better for your clothes than wire hangers and most of my closets were filled with them. They’re not horrible but over the years you pick up some from the drugstore, the supermarket, and other locations and you wind up with a bunch of slightly different hangers in a rainbow of colors. It destroys the uniformity I’m looking to achieve.

Getting all new plastic hangers that are the same size and color is an option but it seems like a waste. If I’m going to replace my hangers I want to replace them with something better.

Another problem with plastic hangers is some hangers wind up becoming different sizes and shapes, over time some of the hanger hooks have deformed resulting in an uneven appearance that makes the closets look cluttered. Hanging heavy items, such as jeans, on the bar of the hanger can also cause them to deform as can be seen in the photo above.

Velvet Hangers

These new types of hangers appear to be very popular. They have a chrome hook, which fits with my design goal, and the body of the hanger is a thin plastic that has a flocked surface. Think of the inside of a jewelry box. This velvet like surface provides friction to prevent clothes from slipping. They also have little indentations to hold on to clothes with thin straps so your tanks and spaghetti strap dresses don’t wind up on the floor every time you look at them funny.

They’re reasonably priced and have a lot of good reviews. The only big downside is that if you put wet clothing on them it can cause the color of the “velvet” to transfer to your clothing, or otherwise damage the textured coating. I usually hand wash my workout clothes when I’m done with them then throw them on hangers and allow them to air dry. I’m going to need to keep a few plastic hangers around for that.
I purchased some velvet hangers to see what all the rage was about and I have to admit I’m pretty happy with them. I think they will make a good general purpose hanger for shirts and other tops. I replaced some of my plastic hangers with these velvet hangers and there’s a big difference in the before and after photos.
You can see that the shirts line up better when they’re all on the same type of hanger. The collars and shoulders are more in alignment. The shirts also sit better on the hanger and don’t move around when I hang them on the rod thanks to the non-slip velvet texture. It makes it easier to find the shirt I’m looking for and the shirt doesn’t slide around as I put it back on the rod.
If you look closely on the back wall of the photo there are CedarSafe Aromatic Eastern Red Cedar Flakeboard Closet Liner Panels. I had just installed these about a week ago. Not so much because I had a moth issue, but because I like the smell of cedar. Every time I open the closet door I’m greeted by the fresh cedar scent which reminds me of being out working in the yard. Something I can’t do in the dead of winter. Anyway….

While I had the closet cleared out I had washed and ironed these particular shirts and hung them up carefully (I didn’t mess them up for the photo) yet they still look like a mess compared to how they look when transferred to the velvet hangers which I didn’t take much care in hanging up.

Velvet hangers claim to save space but I didn’t see much in the way of space saving compared to the plastic hangers when the shirts hang naturally. If I compress them they probably take up less space than tubular hangers but I like to give my clothes room so that air can circulate and they don’t wrinkle. Even without the space savings the shirts hang much nicer and make the closet look more tidy.

For button down shirts, polos, other tops and light dresses I think I’m going to stick with the velvet hangers. I was so happy with the few hangers I purchased I decided to order another 50 Velvet Hangers because they look and work well and are affordable. Especially when bought in packs of 50. They are available in different colors and in the following different styles:

Velvet Suit Hangers Velvet Shirt/Dress Hangers Velvet Suit Hanger with Metal Clips
General purpose hanger can be used for shirts, jackets, suits, folded pants, etc. Costs less than suit hangers. No cross bar for pants. Good for shirts and other tops and dresses. If you hang your pants or long dresses without folding them to avoid creases, these come with clips.

You can also get Finger Clips separately to add to your velvet hangers that enable you to hang pants and long skirts without folding them.

Wooden Hangers

If you want to feel like you’re looking through the racks of a high end clothing store when you’re selecting your outfit for the day there’s nothing better than real wood hangers. They add a touch of elegance to your closet. People who market closet organizers seem to understand this because every single product photo I’ve seen for closet organizers used wooden hangers.


They are available available in a number of different colors to match your closets decor as well as unfinished aromatic cedar.

For shirts and other tops these Honey-Can-Do Wood Hangers with Non-Slip Grooved Bar seem like an attractive option. They are available in maple and cherry and are one of the most affordable wooden hanger options I’ve seen.

They come with a bar for pants and are labeled as suit hangers but some reviewers claimed that the bar wasn’t sturdy and just stapled on. Honey-Can-Do offers a limited lifetime warranty on these hangers which does give me some piece of mind. These are very affordable wooden hangers and you’re going to have to expect certain things. The finish on them doesn’t seem to be applied very well. The finish on the top of the hanger appears to be smooth but on the front and back there are some rough spots. For the price though, they’re a very good value.

If you want to purchase a lot of wooden hangers these The Great American Hanger Company 200202-100 Wooden Suit Hangers come in sets of 100 and appear to be good quality at a great price.

The Best Wooden Hangers

The quality of the wooden hangers I mentioned above are adequate and about what you can expect for hangers in that price range. If money is no object and you want the best hand made, hand finished that money can buy visit Butler Luxury. What’s surprising about these hangers is how affordable they are. Okay, they’re not cheap compared to the wooden hangers above that can go for less than $1 each but compared to other high end hangers from The Hanger Project or Beverly Hangers, they’re in the same ball park. That’s quite a feat considering the Hanger Project and Beverly Hangers are machine manufactured in China while the Butler Luxury hangers are hand made here in the good ‘ol US of A. Check out Gentleman’s Gazette for a full review of Butler Luxury Hangers.

I previously made the mistake of thinking that Butler Luxury Hangers were made in the USA but received this information from the Mike Cregan, owner of Butler Luxury.

Our hangers are made in a facility in China.  However, what is true is that our facility is like no other China. Nearly all hanger factories are all in the same area and feed off each other.  Our shop is about 1500 miles from the others, uses highly skilled craftsmen and has  better conditions.  It is the same place where the shop makes hangers  for Prada and Zegna.  It is highly specialized for only cutting edge  quality hangers.  No others.

Hangers Types For Different Clothes

Your standard triangle shaped “suit hanger” can serve most purposes but there are benefits to getting specialty hangers for different types of clothes.

Pant and Skirt Hangers

There are three basic types of pant hangers, an open ended bar hanger, a clip top hanger as well as using clips on a standard suit hanger. You my need more than one type depending on your wardrobe and how you like to hang your pants.

One tip that can be used for all pants hangers though is to hang your pants with the crotch facing the back wall. It helps make everything look more uniform.

Open Ended Pants Hangers

If like me, you fold your pants on hangers, these open ended hangers both look nice and are very functional.
I ordered a couple dozen of the Jobar Slacks Easy Slide Hangers to hang my slacks and jeans. I was a little concerned by some of the negative reviews on them but the other brands were much more expensive. These are far and away the hangers that made the most difference in my closet and their quality seems very good.


I used to hang my jeans on the bar of plastic hangers and my dress pants usually stayed on the hangers that came from the dry cleaners. The wire hanger with the cardboard tube over the bar seemed to do well to keep the pants from sliding off the bar and onto the floor when I was shuffling through them looking for something to wear.

As you can see though, they looked sloppy and the weight of the jeans would distort them.

The Jobar slacks hangers have a few great benefits.

  • There is a ribbed plastic or rubber sleeve over the bar that provides friction to keep the pants from sliding off the hanger.
  • The hangers are chrome plated so they match up well with the chrome plated tops of the Velvet Hangers I purchased.
  • They seem very durable and have no problem holding up heavy jeans. I even put 4 pairs of jeans on one hanger and the hanger could handle it.
  • They can even be used to hang folded sweaters or shirts on the bar better than suit hangers.
  • It’s easier to take pants off the hanger and put them back on compared to standard suit hangers. You don’t even need to take the hanger off the closet rod.
  • It’s easier to see which pants are which because the view isn’t obstructed. This is especially helpful for me as I have my pants hanging on the lower half of a double hang rod section.
  • The pants sit up higher off the floor compared to suit hangers which makes a much nicer space below the pants for additional shoe storage. There is enough clearance to easily see the shoes. This alone makes the purchase of the hangers worth the cost in my opinion.
One of the major complaints in the reviews were that they weren’t long enough. The Jobar pant hangers I received have no problems holding the size 34 waist pants that I have hanging on them and there’s room to spare. The bar is 12″ long (13″ if you count the bent up end portion) so if you have any concerns fold your pants over a hanger you already own, take a tape measure and measure the width of the pants at the hanger bar. If your pants are too wide to fit on the hangers and you didn’t get a small size by mistake, think about exercising more or get rid of the MC Hammer pants.
The specifications for the other hangers (like these Whitmor Chrome and Foam Collection Slack Hangers which have a foam instead of plastic cover) don’t seem to be substantially wider than the ones I purchased except for maybe these Closet Complete Foam-Coated Chrome Non-Slip Pants Hangers which might be a little bit bigger.

Clip Top Pant and Skirt Hangers

If you have at least a  medium hang section of your closet (about 54″ of vertical hanging space) you can hang your jeans and slacks without folding them. Simply clip them upside down by the cuffs to a clip top hanger and you’re set. Makes it easy to not forget things in your pockets too 🙂
Skirts and Shorts can also be hung using these types of hangers in double hang sections. Some of my cargo shorts and bike shorts are especially hard to fold and I’m planning on getting clip top hangers for these. I still haven’t decided which ones. Either chrome and black ones that match the slacks hangers or wooden ones because the wood will be visible and provide a more pleasing appearance. These are the ones I’m considering.

Suit Hangers

The main reason I wouldn’t use the wooden hangers above for suits is I prefer the curved, wide shoulder suit hangers like these Whitmor Natural Wood Collection Deluxe Suit Hanger. These are the types of hangers that my suits came with. They help preserve the shape of the suit. These are not to be confused with the cheaper contoured wood hangers which have a curved shape but not the wide shoulder pads.

They’re not cheap but $15 for a hanger doesn’t seem so bad when you’re considering you’re putting a suit or jacket on it that you paid hundreds or thousands of dollars for. If you have a few suits and jacks I did see these Proman Products Libra Wide Shoulder Suit Hanger w/PVC Ribbed Bar that are less than $6 each when you purchase a set of 12.

The Honey-Can-Do Wood Wide Shoulder Suit Hangers comes in a 2 pack for around $12 but I could only find them in black. The Whitmor Cherry Wood Collection Suit Hanger is less than $7 each currently but I was hoping for a light colored wood. I guess I’d have to spend a little more to get the cherry flat hangers to match.

If the wood hangers seem too expensive, there’s always the plastic broad shoulder suit hangers which are a fraction of the cost.

Your suits and jackets should last you a long time if you take care of them and you should invest in decent hangers for them if yours didn’t come with proper hangers.

Padded Hangers For Delicates

For delicate fabrics like silk, satin and lace, padded hangers are recommended. They help protect delicate and expensive blouse, lingerie and other items such as sleepwear. They all have similar designs, a hook and a padded arm with a bow in the middle. Some are covered in canvas, others in linen but most seem to be in satin.

They’re all very feminine looking but you know what. Us guys can have silk shirts, silk and satin pajamas too. A black set or canvas covered padded hanger might be a little more masculine looking. You can even clip the bow off if you want.