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Boyz II Men

UPDATED 09/19/1994 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 09/19/1994 at 01:00 AM EDT

As far as fashion goes, the hip-hop-meets-doo-wop quartet might better be called Boyz II Gentlemen. In a biz dominated by grunge and gangsta, the triple Grammy winners (whose newest hit, "I'll Make Love to You," is the fastest-selling single of 1994) stand out from the mosh crowd with a preppy look that has soulful panache. The Philadelphia foursome—Shawn Stockman, 21, Michael McCary, 22, Wanya Morris, 21, and Nathan Morris, 23 (no relation)—were clad collegiately in high school. They decided to fine-tune that style for their act after seeing that it worked for a soap opera character; sharp-creased Alexander Vanderpool of All My Children. "Alexander looked like we did," says Stockman. "We wore the same things he wore." They frequently dress identically—onstage and off—in khaki pants, loafers and button-down shirts, yet an occasional sour note can sound. "We might have a little argument about socks, but we're friends," says Stockman. "We always come to some agreement."

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