Posted January 15, 2014

Jim Harbaugh’s Wife Keeps Throwing Out His Pleated Khakis, He Keeps Buying More

Style Watch

The pleats in question, via Getty Images.

The pleats in question, via Getty Images.

Signature clothing is vital to a person’s brand. Jim Harbaugh’s frumpy pants are as recognizable as Superman’s outside underwear. But at least one person in his house wishes they weren’t:

Turns out even his wife thinks the pleats have to go. Sarah Harbaugh reportedly called Bay Area radio station 99.7 Now and said she hates her husband’s pleated pants. “I will not take the blame for his outfits,” she said.

“I’ve thrown them away many times. I’ve asked him, ‘Please, pleats are gone. Wear the flat front,’” according to a recording on the “Fernando and Greg” show. “He has a flattering body.”

His wife went on to say that even when she has thrown them out, Harbaugh buys new ones — from Walmart. “They were $8. $8!”

I would say this is a clear-cut case of someone having more money than sense, but at $8 per pair, she’d have to throw out about 20 before he’d be better off just buying the nice kind.

Update: We now have photographic proof of the Walmart purchases:

[The Seattle Times]

10 comments
BarrySoetoro
BarrySoetoro

He looks like his gut is expanding along with dem pleats.

Marchoir
Marchoir

Love the pleated khakis. It's what separates men from adolescent boys and skateboarders. Nothing looks better on a man than a pair of tropical weight, wool trousers, with a proper drape and cuffs. Cargo shorts are the real missing link between animals and humans. The only think wrong with Harbaugh's classic look is the tucked in sweater. That is simply unacceptable.

KristianColasacco
KristianColasacco

This article is the very admission of "we had nothing to write about". 

And me admitting I had nothing else to do but read and comment.  *sigh

Rickapolis
Rickapolis

As long as I can fit into my clothes I keep wearing them. Style be darned.

x72
x72

Patriots; 0 rings since spygate.

Mike D2
Mike D2

@Joe R2 the name of this blog is extramustard. why so serious?

Mike D2
Mike D2

@Rickapolis I wore a t-shirt with a cartoon version of Charles Barkley, with an oversized head, for about 20 years of my life before it finally disintegrated. 


I can't say it scored me any chicks, but it was in the regular rotation and I miss Ole Sir Charles.