We Need to Talk About Justin Bieber's Pants

03/05/2013 at 04:30 PM ET

Justin Bieber Drop-Crotch pantsGetty (4)

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?

–ZoĆ« Ruderman


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Denise on

Meh, leave him be. Kids will be kids. At least he’s covered up!

Christina on

Um.. what’s up with the gasmask attire??

guest on

He needs a stylist – or if he has one, he needs to find a new one. Takes styling tips from Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, One Direction – they dress with class. Justin Bieber looks dreadful and YES he is making the break-up easy on Selena considering he looks and acts like a fool all the time right now. Smarten up Bieber!!! You are making it easy for ALL of us to dump you.

Julie on

The “trend” started in prison. No explaination needed. I guess he is making a statement about his sexuality.

clara treadway on

I am a senior, and know this is just a phase for him. But he would look so much better in regular fitting clothes and QUIT grabbing his crouch when he is singing. I look for him to be around for quite a while!!

Holly on

THANK YOU! This drives me bonkers. I just took my 12-year-old daughter to see him in January & the stress caused by me worrying that he was going to drop his pants while bouncing around up there ruined the entire night. I can’t believe that someone in his camp can’t tell him how ridiculous this looks. I won’t go to another show of his until he learns how to pull his damn pants up!

Sean on

JB is a no talent brat who will be washed up by the age of 25. He will end up on the corner of Hollywood and Vine washing windshields for quarters.

smartgirltoo on

He will be Justin WHO in 10 years . He is NOT being influenced by the right people. His parents are I am sure living off his coattails just like Lohan. Parents need to wake UP and look around this young man, and PUT a different set of people around him.

jen on

He is incontinent of stool – needs the fabric to hide the loads.

fanofboardwalkempire on

I don’t like the pants and we love this singer! Change it up Biebs!

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