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Last week, we followed the saga of 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh's pleated pants. And although the 49ers offered one of his game-worn pairs for sale at $500, it's clear that he has more than just one pair. On Sunday, Harbaugh wore pleats as he vigorously coached from the sidelines in the team's loss against the Seattle Seahawks. The pleats were expected—even by his wife. Playoffs aren't the right time to change something as big as one's fashion and style.
But now, menswear brand Bonobos wants Harbaugh to trade in the pleats for good—and to opt for the brand's chinos instead. In an open letter circulating on Twitter (#GetHarbaughInBonobos), Bonobos is offering Harbaugh 10 pairs of chinos and a $10k donation to a charity of Harbaugh's choice. It appears that dressing rights to Harbaugh is hot right now. Levi's doesn't want to lose Harbaugh's Dockers devotion and has also sent him a care package that included flat-front khakis. We'll have to wait nearly six months to see his next game day outfit, but until then, tweet and circulate Bonobos' hashtag if you'd like to get Coach Harbaugh's "flattering" body into some nice, flat-front chinos.
· An Open Letter to Coach Harbaugh [Bonobos' blog]
· Who Will Buy Jim Harbaugh's Pleated Pants for $500? [Racked SF]