Brad Galli thought it was a clever idea.
Jim Harbaugh likes his khakis, and Galli likes his, too — yet somehow, Galli, a sports reporter at the local ABC affiliate (Channel 7, WXYZ), wore more-pricey pants than Harbaugh, who makes more than $9 million a year.
So last September, during his weekly sitdown with Harbaugh, Galli gifted Michigan’s football coach a different brand of khakis to try out.
And wouldn’t you know, they’ve stuck.
“I’ll never wear anything else,” Harbaugh told ESPN on Friday, at Michigan’s Pro Day in Ann Arbor.
(Mobile users, watch the Galli-Harbaugh interaction HERE.)
The new pants are Lululemon brand, which retail for more than $100.
They’re considered much more fashionable, and they fit better than Harbaugh’s old go-tos, $8 khakis from Walmart.
Galli got the idea for the gift from late Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell, who used to present his guests Florsheim shoes.
“I wear them every day,” said Galli, whose wife, Claire, a volleyball coach at Oakland, recently got him several pairs of different-colored options as a gift. “The pants really are great.”