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We Need to Talk About Justin Bieber's Pants

03/05/2013 at 04:30 PM ET

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Back when Justin Bieber first started wearing drop-crotch trousers in November, we did our best to convince him to ditch the unflattering trend with this open letter.

But we should have realized the quickest way to get a teenage boy to do something is to tell him not to do it. That’s why it doesn’t surprise us that the Biebs has been all about this look lately, wearing the questionable style nonstop over the past two weeks.

He’s strutted around in them while shopping, making appearances, out at a club — and it even appears that a pair of tight-at-the-calves, loose-at-the-crotch white pants are part of the singer’s official tour uniform. (He’s worn them to all his concerts in the U.K. so far.)

And while Bieber is loyal to this one silhouette, he’s not picky about the color, print or style, sporting a blue canvas pair one day, a purple cheetah pair the next, then continuing the streak with a leather design he’s clearly quite taken with.

The more he wears the pants, the more confused we become. Bieber can’t possibly like the way the pants look, right? So he must be putting them on for some other reason. Here are some explanations we came up with:

•One of the last outfits Selena Gomez saw him in before the two split included a pair of these perplexing pants. This is his way of reminding her that despite all the stories, he’s still the same guy she used to be in love with.

•Being the fashion-forward dude that he is, he’s noticed that a skinnier leg is en vogue with men, but the allover supertight style isn’t compatible with his dance moves. So he had to find a type of pant that combined flexibility with fashion. Et voilá: the drop-crotch pant.

•He’s trying to become a spokesperson for the Association of People With Long Torsos and Short Legs.

Tell us: What do you think of Justin Bieber’s drop-crotch pants? Can you think of any other reasons why he might be wearing them?

–Zoë Ruderman

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Sophia90 on

You’re being way too harsh on him. I think he looks great in those pants!

Kelly on

you all need to go to you tube and watch Justin with the students from Whitney Elementry. Or go to Ellen’s website and watch from there. JB is an awesome kid! and there are many many more things he does for charity. Like helping with food banks and such. He is a Christian and he is not afraid to share that. I think that talking about what clothes he wears is very petty. yeah, I don’t care for the pants, but you can not judge a book by it’s cover. He is a child of God and he has no control over his body and features. That is the face that God gave him. I hope all young kids can be this giving and loving!

Kelly on

Please, i hope all the negative comments stop. He is a human being. I think the world could be a lot better if we had more JB’s out there.

Gus on

It’s a guy’s thing. We get erections more than a few times a day. You have to pick a side to put in on, left or right. If it is small and doesn’t reach a side maybe its just pokes straight out. Hence you need a little bagginess so you don’t pop the tent, as they say.

Dixie on

When I was a kid those were called “droopy-drawers”.

Alex on

Pants on the ground, pants on the ground, you look like a fool with your pants on the ground

Sarah on

The pants are annoying, but what I really want to know is why he wearing a gas mask?

Lee on

Looks like an idiot.

AKrietz on

I saw a guy wearing pants like that one day recently. He had to walk with his legs far apart just to keep them from falling down! LOL!

Pelon on

is it just me or does anyone see a pattern developing with the Bieb? are we gonna be seeing a male Lindsay Lohan sooner than later? the outbursts, the irrational behaviour, the wild antics, and all the blaming of everybody else for his troubles? me thinks pot may not be the only thing going on with this young man. sad.

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