Wife of 49ers Coach Really Doesn’t Like His Trademark $8 Khaki Pants

When the San Francisco 49ers take on the Seattle Seahawks this Sunday to determine which squad will head to Super Bowl XLVIII this February, most viewers won’t strain much for a view of 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh.

For those who do take notice, even fewer will care about how he’s dressed.

Khaki-clad San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh talks to the 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) during a time out in the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (Image source: AP/Mike Roemer)

Well, except for Harbaugh’s wife Sarah.

Seems the missus has an issue with coach’s game-day attire…specifically his $8 Walmart khakis.

“I’ve thrown them away many of times,” Sarah declared on a San Francisco radio talk show. “I’ve asked him: ‘Please, pleats are gone. Wear the flat front.’ He has a flattering body.”

Sarah Harbaugh discussed the distasteful trousers during a recent impromptu call to the “Fernando & Greg in the Morning” show on KMVQ-FM, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

Since he became the 49ers coach in 2011, Harbaugh apparently has become so attached to those khakis that he managed to thwart his wife’s attempt to dispense of them while attending the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis last year.

“I threw them out and when he went to the combine, he found a Walmart,” she said. “They were $8. $8!”

It’s not as though Harbaugh couldn’t afford to skyrocket up the fashion food chain; he earns $5 million a year, according to Yahoo Sports.

“I will not take the blame for his outfits,” Sarah said on an impromptu call-in to the show.

It’s not just the khakis, apparently. As with many athletes and coaches who depend on repetition (and even superstition), Harbaugh has his routines, his car he won’t get rid of, and his outfits.

And with a Super Bowl ring on the line, he’s not changing up mid-charge.

But according to Sarah Harbaugh, coach has agreed that next year he’ll make the attire upgrade if it still means that much to her.

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh (khakis again!) gives running back Anthony Dixon a practice hand-off before a game against the Arizona Cardinals on December 29, 2013. (Image source: Getty Images/Christian Petersen)
Khakis again! And the season is five months away! Safety Eric Reid, the first-round draft pick of the San Francisco 49ers, center, holds up a jersey with head coach Jim Harbaugh, left, and general manager Trent Baalke during a news conference at the team’s training facility in Santa Clara, Calif., Friday, April 26, 2013. (Image source: AP/Jeff Chiu)

“I said next year would you please let me dress you or let someone else,” she said. “He agreed to that.”