So how much do your clothes weigh anyway? It depends. Are you a big person or a little person? Do you have light-weight warm climate clothing or heavy cold weather clothing? Do you own a lot of suits? You may want to grab a sample of your wardrobe, as many as will hang in a 1 foot space perhaps, and weight it. By multiplying this number you should get a pretty good idea of how much weight you'll need to support. Generally speaking... jeans : 1.5 pounds shirts: 0.5 pounds suits: 4.0 pounds To help you determine what type of closet rod you need to hold your clothes, you might be interested in our article: WHICH CLOSET ROD IS RIGHT FOR YOU?