Oscars: Where to Nab a Last-Minute Tux in L.A.

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A procrastinator's guide to finding awards-worthy gear on the fly.

Even if you wait right up until Oscar weekend, you still can put your best look forward with the latest in black-tie finery.

Barneys New York in Beverly Hills is offering appointments with one of its fashion experts all the way through Oscar Sunday. Brands include Gucci, Giorgio Armani, Prada, Isaia and Ralph Lauren. (Contact Traci Klein at 310-777-5772 or TKlein@Barneys.com.)

Men’s stylists at Neiman Marcus can assist in head-to-toe looks the week before the Oscars, plus it offers an in-house team of tailors and a courier service for delivery. Brioni, Isaia, Kiton, Zegna and Brunello Cucinelli are among the tuxedos offered. (424-333-5579 for an appointment.)

On Rodeo Drive, Burberry (310-550-4500) is the go-to for men’s stylist Ilaria Urbinati, who works with Armie Hammer. “It’s a good cut for almost everybody and they have a tailor on hand who’s fast” she says.

Suitsupply, with a new store at Westfield Century City (424-201-0885), offers a wide selection of great tuxedos at an accessible price.

Online retailer Mr. Porter offers next-day delivery to California on business days. There’s a deep selection, from a killer blue velvet Hugo Boss dinner jacket ($695) to Prada’s slim wool-and-mohair tux ($3,830).

For alterations, 7th Bone Tailoring (clients include Ryan Seacrest and Jake Gyllenhaal) is stylist Michael Fisher’s choice tailor. “They’re fast, their skills are impeccable and they have tailors who come to you,” he says. Extra tailors from its New York operation will be in L.A. pre-Oscars. (info@7thbonetailoring.com; 646-820-7412).

This story first appeared in the Feb. 28 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.