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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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Sierra on

Why do any guys wear that look? To keep their saggy diapers hidden!!

Haven on

He needs to go away beats me how anyone likes him he has no talent just a skinny kid that looks like a girl

Alayna on

He may be talented but People Magazine is right – his style and especially the pants are painful to look at.

guest on

I cant stand him. Overrated

Amanda on

Its a very sloppy look.

Lyndsay on

Please make him stop! Cant believe that with all his money he cant find a decent stylist that can get him the right size pants. Pull up your damn pants Justin!

mandy tosella on

who cares? he is setting his own style, we tell kids growing up to be their own self and not to copy everyone else. I remember when we were his age the mc hammer pants were in style (not much diffrence just tighter) and old people always complain because guys boxers are hanging out, there is just no pleasing everyone. It is his style and if you dont like it you dont have to look at it. Keep being yourself Justin! dont let these fools get u down!

Marsha on

I HATE THIS LOOK WITH A PASSION!!!

Minga272 on

Spoiled brat in a toddler romper

BentPixel on

He’s become a Tool and a “Wanna-be” Thug. Knock it off, grow up, and focus on being a great musician and singer.

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