Dec 29, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh reacts in the fourth quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The 49ers defeated the Cardinals 23-20. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Pants Thing Won’t Die: Company Offers San Francisco 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh Free Pants

It’s the dumb story that just won’t die: The tale of San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and his priceless $8 pants lives on.

The latest wrinkle in the pants comes from Bonobos, a company that makes chinos. Bonobos is offering Harbaugh 10 free pairs of pants along with a $10,000 charitable donation if he’ll sport their clothes as part of his sideline apparel instead of whatever brand he finds at Wal-Mart.


Seriously, can we just hang this story back in the closet where it belongs? We’re talking about a man’s pants. Not a game. Not a game. No. We’re talking about pants, man. We’re talking about pants. Perhaps the best tone for this story was set by Sarah Kezele of the Pac-12 Network when she tweeted earlier this week:


And, of course, let no marketing stone go unturned. The 49ers are trying to mint some quick coin off the phenomenon that is Harbaugh’s pants:



In all honesty, I’m willing to cut Harbaugh some slacks on this. I mean, it’s a mistake to sell inexpensive clothing shorts, even if you’re not necessarily a guy on a tight haberdashery budget.

Besides, if Harbaugh goes on to win a Super Bowl wearing his favorite $8 lower-body wear, there’s a fairly good chance that he’ll just tell us all to kiss his ring.

Or the back of his pants.

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