Hooks for outerwear had their heyday in the Victorian era, when highly ornamented styles adorned elaborate hall trees and entryways. Before the advent of the wire clothes hanger, in 1904, these hooks also kept order inside closets and wardrobes at home. In public spaces—schools, churches, and workplaces—simpler utilitarian styles were arrayed in rows mounted along wood rails.
With doorway drop zones receiving more attention these days, hat and coat hooks are enjoying a renaissance. From faithful reproductions to streamlined versions with modern appeal, here are 15 ways to get hooked.