• Mon, May 20 2013

Fashion Disasters: Can We Talk About Justin Bieber’s Leather Problem?

Justin Bieber performs onstage during the 2013 Billboard Music Awards

Canada’s most popular ex-monkey owner, Justin Bieber, went home from the Billboard Music Awards with two big awards and a sweat rash, probably. While the show was held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas at a climate-controlled venue (and not out in the desert sun), Bieber was still not dressed to comfortably dance around under hot lights. If getting booed by the crowd didn’t give him flop sweat, his ensemble surely did.

The fashion victim wore two different pairs of drop crotch leather pants, which begs the question: how many pairs of leather pants does one pop star really need? One per evening would be too many, but the 19-year-old overachiever had to top that. And the leather overload didn’t stop with pants; he had two separate all-black leather looks, comprised of at least five leather garments. Costume changes make sense in this context, but the outfits are so remarkably similar that they reminded me of that scene in Spice World where the gang mock Posh Spice for the number of little Gucci dresses she has to choose from. But instead of Gucci dresses, Bieber has a closet full of futuristic black leather.

Obviously, Justin Bieber has a cowhide problem and hanging out with that bad influence Will.i.am isn’t helping. It’s too late for someone close to him to intervene — Justin cannot be saved from swamp-ass. Or himself.

How many leather pieces can you spot? I spied 5:

1) Drop crotch leather pants I

2) Leather jacket, missing a sleeve

3) A single leather glove

4) Drop crotch leather pants II

5) Short-sleeved, button down leather tunic.

Justin Bieber performs onstage during the 2013 Billboard Music AwardsJustin Bieber speak onstage during the 2013 Billboard Music Awards

No need to thank me for this back view.

Singer Justin Bieber accepts the "Milestone" award Musician Justin Bieber accepts the award for "Top Male Artist" onstage during the 2013 Billboard Music Awards

Photos via Getty Images.

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  • Emily

    I’m speechless. I thought drop crotch pants couldn’t possibly get any worse…and then I saw them from the back. Wow. Just…wow.

  • Alyssa

    I wonder how many pounds of leather he goes through in a month? On second thought I don’t really want to know.

  • Syrup

    Can we talk about you’re problem and that is …that you think justin bieber has a problem with leather….get a life ok?