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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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MJ on

He either doesn’t want anyone to know how small his we we is or he’s wearing an adult diaper

Nata on

He is trying to hide his teeny weenie. Little man syndrome.

phillip on

i think those pants are cool, i really like them! :)

RachelJL.1234 on

Honestly, sometimes I get tired of the things I wear and go into something I love but I found the perfect store that fits my kind of style. Just like he did but I kind of still think he’s showing off for his fans and possibly other girls Selena broke up with him for a reason and I don’t like that much bagging from the crotch of the pants it’s disturbing, weird, and ridiculous though Justin is not disturbing, weird or ridiculous it’s the pants not him.

zak on

He wears them to show the world his true sexuality
Oh yeah “enza” I think u may have issues with ur hearing

Ray on

He looks like a retard, but it’s not as bad as the A-holes showing most of their underwear in public.

Jay on

Very few people know this but Justin has elephantitus of the scrotum and needs the extra room for his boys. Seriously, someone should swat this bama boy.

Vince on

Anyone who has ever actually worn a pair of drop crotch pants would realise just how comfortable they actually are.. and depending on the build and height of the guy wearing them they can actually create quite a flattering silhouette if styled correctly..

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After the show I walked her to her chauffeur driven car, and, as we parted, she handed me her calling card.

stonyau on

There is only ONE, and only one only —

He is wearing shoe lift, AND he must conceal it.

I’ve noticed that quite a while ago that his calf is unreasonably longer than his thigh. So in order to hide the fact that he is wearing a 3 inches shoe lift, he has to wear drop crotch to fix the proportion.

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