After almost two decades since the Backstreet Boys first formed, they still have each other’s backs—especially with fashion. “Before shows we always get ready together,” Howie Dorough (in an Anthony Franco suit) told InStyle.com of the looks he and (from left) AJ McLean, Nick Carter, Brian Littrell (in Moods of Norway), and Kevin Richardson chose for tonight’s American Music Awards. “Today we all got ready separately and then we came together in a hotel room and checked each other out,” Howie added. “We polished each other’s shoes!” And do they ever veto each other’s outfits? “We normally do that to AJ!” said Brian. “He shows up in some crazy stuff! We’re like, ‘Uh, buddy, can you change outfits?’” So, does he listen? “He normally doesn’t want to listen to us, but that’s okay,” said Howie. Sounds like AJ still has his bad-boy reputation! 

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