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If they’re not Dockers … 49ers team store selling game-worn Jim Harbaugh khakis (photos)

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Who would have thought the prevailing — and silliest — story coming out of The City by the Bay this week during the countdown to the NFC Championship Game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks would revolve around a coach’s choice of inexpensive sideline attire?

But that it is, friends. The entire pants party saga began earlier this week when Jim Harbaugh’s wife called in to a San Fran radio station to adamantly deny any involvement in her husband’s choice of pantaloons — in the 49ers head coach’s case, pleated khakis. In fact, she downright hates them.

Mrs. Harbaugh even revealed that she attempted to put an end to her hubby’s fashion fail by throwing them away only for Harbaugh to head to a Walmart in Indianapolis while at the NFL Scouting Combine last year to pick up some replacement pairs.

Later, a young man published photos on Twitter of a chance encounter with Harbaugh at the aforementioned Indianapolis Walmart. In the photos, the Niners coach had a few pairs of khaki trousers. Quite the trouser tale, indeed.

And now, a young woman named Lindsey also has posted some photos on Twitter that show how a pair of slacks that Harbaugh donned on the sideline during a game are being sold at the 49ers team store.


Yep, coach pants.

A certificate of authenticity also is prominently displayed of the dapper drawers so would-be buyers know they are getting the real deal:


Crazy stuff. The price is even crazier: $500.

For comparison’s sake, the woman who posted the above photos also provided evidence of how much other game-worn goods go for:

So there you go. Game-worn coach pants are significantly cheaper than other, more intriguing used clothing options.

The only thing that would make this story better — at least in the interest of having the ability to make a hackneyed and dated reference — is if said slacks were Dockers …

And wouldn’t you know it? According to the Twitter user who broke the story, the khakis are indeed Dockers. So they’re not just pants!