98 Degrees Relives the Boy Band's Epic Fashion Fails
Some things are better left in the '90s.
Nick Lachey wants the world to know that if there are any NASCAR teams in need of pit crew assistance, the men from 98 Degrees "might be available" to fill in.
The 42-year-old came up with that quick witty comment while standing on the red carpet for the MY2K tour kickoff event in Los Angeles on Tuesday. The party brought together tour mates 98 Degrees, O-Town, Dream and Ryan Cabrera for a quick round of interviews, performances and bites (tacos by Sharky's and fro-yo by Yogurtland).
And to be fair, he wasn't just standing there, Lachey was game with a full grin when presented with a selection of old-school photos provided by Pret-a-Reporter and featuring the throwback stylings of 98 Degrees. Call it a fast round of "fashion police."
Lachey's brother, Drew, 39, Jeff Timmons, 42, and Justin Jeffre, 43, joined Nick at the event, but it was Timmons who had this to say about the all-red coveralls (seen above): "This is the mechanic look. You'll see that Drew only has one glove on a'la Michael Jackson, although his is a baseball glove, not a glitter, silvery glove, and Nick is rocking the frosted tips."
Scroll down for some feedback on two other major back-in-the-day fashion moments of the boy band, famous for their music, muscles and more than 10 million albums sold worldwide.
FASHION POLICE: Jokes Jeffre of the black-and-red ensembles — featuring long-sleeved logo tees and Polo Ralph Lauren overalls worn at a photo shoot in 1997 — below: "First of all, we'd like to apologize to our fans for this one. And we would like a formal apology from whoever our stylist was at that time. That's all I have to say." (Photo credit: Andre Csillag/REX/Shutterstock)
FASHION POLICE: The boys have plenty of room to breathe in oversized suits, which they wore to the Mulan premiere at the Hollywood Bowl on June 5, 1998. Says Lachey: "I am not proud at all about what you see here. We got a deal over in Thailand for some great suits (laughs).The most horrifying thing to me about this is my lack of undershirt — just a chain and bare chest. It didn't catch on the way I thought it would." (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
After asking the quartet to take a walk down memory lane, it is only fair to show you what they looked like when we saw them reunite at the April 26 event (seen below). While it's unclear what they will wear on stage for their big summer tour, we do know that you can find specific information on when and where you can see them for yourself live and in the flesh right here.
With 33 dates across the U.S. from July 8 through Aug. 28, the guys won't really be available for NASCAR anytime soon.