One of my favorite writers Geoff Boucher will be representing the LA Times on the carpet tomorrow and shared in his Facebook stream today what threads he will be sporting. “Against all odds: For six years now I’ve been getting my Oscars night rental from Tuxedo Court — it’s over in Lakewood in a strip mall on Del Amo — and not ONCE have I bumped into a nominee.”
After a few friends questioned him about it, the caped crusader behind the Hero Complex blog explained why he doesn’t shop for his tux somewhere more… fancy.
“Well LAT won’t buy one (nor will they pay for dry cleaning) and so its actually more practical to dial up Judy over at Tuxedo Court. I left an Oscars ticket in the pocket once and she pinned it to the wall. Now I bring her awards-show stubs and she adds to collection. Nothing impresses the Millikan High prom crowd like a crumpled Golden Globes parking pass.”
Photo: NYT’s David Carr strangles Mr. Boucher on the red carpet in 2009. Courtesy the Boucher Archives