The Crusade Against Jim Harbaugh’s Khakis

Amid another season of watching San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh scream at opposing players, his own players, referees, coaches, reporters, fans, himself, and probably God, came the suggestion that this fiery coach, who currently makes $5 million per year setting his 53 athletic chess pieces against those of another aged man, wore $8 pleated khakis from Walmart.

The fact was eventually confirmed last week by Harbaugh’s wife, Sarah, who claimed that she had even thrown out the lot of them while Jim was away at the NFL Combine, only to watch the coach replenish his stock of said favorite pants for the cost of a family dinner at Applebee’s.

“I will not take blame for his outfits,” Sarah firmly stated on San Francisco’s 99.7, admitting that her issue was more about pleats being “gone” (though the cyclical nature of fashion suggests pleats are actually on the way back thanks to the fall/winter 2014 collections of Marc Jacobs and Carven, but we digress), and about how the large pants hid the flattering figure of the retired veteran quarterback. So in a rare show of grace, Harbaugh relented, arriving at last Wednesday’s press conference in $23 flat fronts.

“Problem solved there,” Harbaugh, clad also in his standard black shirt and hat, joked with reporters. “The Levi’s or the Nike and the Dickie makes a flat khaki. So ‘happy wife, happy life.’”

Or so he claimed. Though there were fewer than normal, the pleats reared back Sunday as his 49ers fell to the rival Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship game. We’re not necessarily blaming the pants for that, but now, without a Super Bowl to prepare for, the coach will have all offseason to figure out a way back to the big game and finally look fashionable doing so.

Enter Bonobos, an Esquire favorite who wants to help out. The men’s designer, housed in New York but founded at Stanford in 2007 while Harbaugh was then the University’s passionate coach, wants to give back to the man who turned their favorite college program around. They’ve offered to exchange his current wares, in which they suggest he could and might be hiding rabid squirrels, for ten pairs of their “better-fitting” chinos, and sweetened the deal by also offering $10,000 to the charity of his choice.

So for the good or your marriage, the team, this news cycle, and whichever kids or puppies will be helped out by the donation, we suggest you take the deal. Then, when the next reporter asks why you were uncontrollably kicking and screaming on the sidelines, you can just say it was about how much you love your pants. 


Listen to ScHoolboy Q’s “Break the Bank”

ScHoolboy Q has released another single from his highly-anticipated third studio album, Oxymoron. “Break the Bank” is produced by The Alchemist and is currently available as a free download to fans who pre-order the album off iTunes. ScHoolboy Q’s Oxymoron is due for release on February 25 and features contributions from artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Raekwon, Tyler, The Creator, Boi-1da, Clams Casino and more. It comes with two album covers: the deluxe edition and the standard edition which features ScHoolboy Q’s daughter styled to look like his very own mini-me.

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London’s Haute Couture

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This week Paris welcomes a new season of Haute Couture, an annual parade of intricate embellishment, ruffles, bustles and the first Schiaparelli runway show by new creative director, Marco Zanini. To celebrate, AnOther is looking to homegrown fans of the art, namely the couture and antique vintage collectors of London. From Grays Antiques, Rellik and Tin Tin Collectables (Alfie’s Antiques) to Jane Bourvis’ vi…

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adidas Originals by Jeremy Scott Spring/Summer 2014 Lookbook

The Spring/Summer 2014 season marks the ten year anniversary of Jeremy Scott‘s collaboration with adidas Originals, and this time the designer has taken inspiration from the streets of London. Using a pearl embroidery tradition which was popular in the 1970s, the collection features pearl buttons hand-stitched onto heavyweight jackets and tracksuit bottoms. In keeping with the English theme, Union Jacks have been incorporated into the collection, with the designer even making a guest appearance with a Union Jack painted face on a graphic-print T-shirt. Other recurring motifs include a winged dollar sign, floral and leopard prints, all of which are updated for the upcoming season.

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