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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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Meia on

He wants to make sure he has kids one day!

Charlotte on

Well his own mother is not much older than he is so I doubt he’s getting any good wisdom from her. I get the feeling there are no grown-ups in that family.

guest on

I’d rather see Justin Bieber dressed than actresses w/ their boobs hanging out all over the place. And thigh high slits, etc. I personally don’t care for this look, BUT I dislike the streetwalker look most actresses have adopted more.

Dave on

He’s trying way too hard to be cool and in the process he looks retarded.

Shari on

don’t wanna sound prejudice, but Michael Jackson tried too hard to be white. This kid is trying too hard to be black. no offense, just an observation!

Flip on

We should worry more about his posture than his pants. He’s always humped over when he walks.

Stephanie on

He looks ridiculous…When he grows up he’ll be embarrassed by this stage.

fedlady on

He needs to pull those pants up over his ears!! I can’t stand them!

lexi on

WHO CARES. he can dress however he wants. all of the people that had negative comments on this are obviously either deaf, in denial, or old.

Melissa on

He’s trying to put a current spin on “The MC Hammer”???? It wasn’t appealing then, and it’s still not today!

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