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Who Dresses Leo, Michael B. Jordan and Tom Hardy: 5 of Hollywood’s Most In-Demand Men's Stylists

6:58 PM 3/15/2016

by THR Staff

Out the door in 30 minutes? Actors endure less scrutiny (and take less time getting ready), but they care just as much about the carpet.

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  • Evet Sanchez

    Clients: Leonardo DiCaprio, James Franco, Michael Ealy

    Top look: According to Sanchez, the classic, slim black Armani peak-lapel tuxedo worn by Revenant winner DiCaprio, 41, "could be his best Oscars tux ever." It doesn't hurt that he ruled the night.

    3 essentials for guys: Boots by Harris ("reminiscent of the Edwardian era"), a slim-fitted suit ("to be dressed up or down") and a Rag & Bone T-shirt ("the fit and texture are perfect") are the go-to's for this graduate of Los Angeles' Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising.

  • Jeanne Yang

    Clients: Christian Bale, George Clooney, Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Vin Diesel, Matt Bomer, Jamie Dornan

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    Top look: Empire's Howard, 47, looked cool in a brown Isaia tuxedo with black satin peak lapels and aviator shades at the Golden Globes, accessorized with co-star Taraji P. Henson on his arm.

    Styling men versus women: "I miss the pomp and circumstance of couture," says Yang, who worked with Katie Holmes, 37, for years. While the parameters for black-tie dressing are more rigid, Yang loves unexpected accents: "I put sneakers on the Oscars carpet for the first time many years ago; accessories are where you can have fun."

    Awards-show prep: The Los Angeles-based styling veteran, who started more than 20 years ago at Detour magazine, gets her guys out the door in 30 to 45 minutes tops: "It's just throwing on pants, doing the knot on a tie and a once-over with the lint roller."

    Fitting chitchat: While prepping her clients, the stylist says that topics of conversation with her male clients range from politics to funny stories from the set to music.

  • Jeff K. Kim

    Clients: Michael B. Jordan, Ryan Coogler, female clients Zhang Ziyi, Dylan Penn

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    Top look: The Creed star, 29, looked dapper for the L.A. premiere in a silver Calvin Klein suit with speckled fabric. "It gave the illusion that it was aluminum," says Kim, who met the actor on a magazine shoot in 2013. Laughs Jordan: "I gave some resistance on that one. But I have grown over the past year and built up the nerve to start taking risks." Another "immaculate" look was Jordan's deep green, embroidered Dolce & Gabbana three-piece suit for the Met Ball.

    Styling men versus women: Kim, who started in PR for Nicole Miller, says there are way fewer options for guys but that his motto is "classic elegance with a twist." And while it's often tough to stay innovative, Kim says he's "never one to run from a challenge."

    See Michael B. Jordan's best style moments from the past year.

  • Michael Fisher

    Clients: Bryan Cranston, Paul Rudd, James Corden, Jonah Hill, Adam McKay, Jason Segel

    Top look: Trumbo's Cranston, 60, looked dapper in a bespoke double-breasted Burberry velvet evening jacket at the BAFTA Awards in London.

    Tailoring is everything: "Regardless of a guy's size, his age or the price of an item — the fit is key," says Fisher, who loves a sharply tailored notch-lapel suit (Pal Zileri, Perry Ellis or Prada). Final check? "I always make sure my client's fly is zipped," he says, laughing.

    Fashion bio: Fisher moved to New York City to study photography at the School of Visual Arts. After grad­uating, he worked at Annie Leibovitz Studio before going on to assist stylists Lori Goldstein and Rachel Zoe. Mickey Rourke was Fisher's first celebrity client, for 2009's The Wrestler.

  • Nicole Schneider

    Clients: Tom Hardy, Tye Sheridan, John Hawkes

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    Top look: The bicoastal stylist says that Hardy, 38, "happily consumed a large part" of her year while promoting Mad Max: Fury Road and The Revenant. Schneider gives top marks to Hardy's navy, checkered three-piece Thom Sweeney suit at the Toronto Film Festival, which she captioned on Instagram: "Pouring #rain will not stop this man from looking hot as hell."

    Fashion bio: Schneider studied film at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and then the University of London. After graduating, she worked as a film editor, learning from Joel and Ethan Coen. The costumes onscreen sparked her interest in styling, which led her to New York and eventually providing the wardrobe (such as it was) for Robin Thicke's infamous "Blurred Lines" music video.

    The one misstep to avoid: Schneider, who also dresses Hardy's wife, Charlotte Riley, emphasizes the importance of a man's shoes: "A guy can be attractive in every way and then have dated or inappropriate footwear ruin his whole look."

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