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Jim Harbaugh’s wife is not a fan of the $8 Walmart khakis he wears every day

Frank Schwab
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Jim Harbaugh is stuck in his ways. The 49ers coach looks the same every week. Black logo sweatshirt, ball cap, red Sharpie around his neck, and khakis.

Always the khakis, which apparently come from Walmart.

Sarah Harbaugh hates her husband's pants, and she told 99.7 FM's "Fernando & Greg" in the Bay Area all about it. Here's what she said, via the San Jose Mercury News:

"I've thrown them away many of times," Sarah Harbaugh said. "I've asked him: 'Please, pleats are gone. Wear the flat front.' He has a flattering body."

We'll take Sarah Harbaugh's word for the last part, but she has tried to at least make it harder for Jim to come to work wearing the same version of that outfit day after day. And he finds a way to thwart her attempts.

"I threw them out and when he went to the combine, he found a Walmart," Sarah Harbaugh told "Fernando & Greg." "They were $8. $8!"

When you figure that Harbaugh's hat and sweatshirt are always 49ers-issued gear, and the cleats he has been wearing on the sideline also likely come from the team's equipment room, you realize the coach spends a pittance on his wardrobe, buying his khaki pants from Walmart $8 at a time. And maybe a few bucks on the Sharpies. Harbaugh makes $5 million a year.

Sarah Harbaugh said on the radio show that her husband has agreed to let her or someone else dress him next year. We'll see. Harbaugh is obviously stuck in his ways, and with the 49ers preparing for their third straight NFC championship game appearance, whatever he's doing is obviously working.

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