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BREAKING: 98 Degrees is Reuniting. But What Will They Wear??

Glory days, via Getty
Glory days, via Getty

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Tune your vocal chords to the highest pitch and let the tears of joy flow freely: 98 Degrees will be reuniting at the MixTape Festival in Hershey, Pennsylvania on August 18. There are so many questions we have for the boys. Why now, after ten years? Will you please sing "Invisible Man," "Because of You," and "Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche)"? And most importantly, what will you wear?

Even though 98 Degrees' music is forever, all their semi-coordinated fashion shouldn't be. After the jump, we share our opinions on the late '90s/early aughts styles from their archives they should keep, which ones they should shed, and current trends they should add (and match, of course).

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Keep it: Jeff's Paul Bunyan-style checkered shirt, but consider pairing with some tailored trou's.
Shed it: Justin, those pink tinted glasses got to go.
Add it: Nick, trade those questionable leather pants for a leather jacket a la Balmain.

Keep it: The bright top. We like a man who's not afraid of color.
Shed it: Those. Baggy. Pants. And possibly the football. We get it. You can hang with the bros.
Add it: We're not going to recommend man-skirts quite yet, but fitted pants will do, perhaps in a linen or denim.

Keep it: Tangerine is the color of the year...
Shed it: Justin, your sense of accessories is so frightening we're tempted to not let it slide just because it was 1999. That goes for you too, do-rag boy.
Add it: Instead of windbreakers and bubble vests, consider a fitted blazer in the same shade. They can even mix it up by varying the lengths and cut.

Keep it: The leathers. Maybe update with a moto-style. Everyone likes a bad boy, boy band.
Shed it: Those boring ol' pseudo-loafers.
Add it: Men's footwear is an area where they can afford to get a little cray. Spice up your life (eh, wrong supergroup. our bad) with bright oxfords, printed canvas shoes, or industrial awesomeness with colorful accents.

Keep it: We don't know. Nick's hair for nostalgia purposes?
Shed it: Everything except the pretty faces.
Add it: If you're going to do black on black on black, at least have it fit well. But, again, this concert is happening August 18, which means heat, which means black is even more of a bad of an idea, which means please put on some on-trend pastel jackets or something attractive.