Gap to donate 500 pairs of khakis in Steve Kornacki's honor
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There might soon be more youngsters dressing like Steve Kornacki, as the Gap is donating hundreds of khaki pants to kids and teens across the country.

The MSNBC political correspondent and resident number cruncher — who consistently sported khakis during his marathon coverage of the election results last month — announced that the retailer would give away 500 pairs of pants to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America's workforce readiness program in his honor.

The donation was announced as part of Giving Tuesday, an annual movement that encourages charity and generosity during the holiday season.


Kornacki said the Gap originally had offered to provide him with a lifetime supply of khaki pants.

"I go through about one pair of pants every five to 10 years, so I don't need much when it comes to that," Kornacki, 41, quipped Tuesday.

"The Gap said, 'Well, we have something else in mind,'" he continued.

The program where the pants are headed helps "young Americans connect with others, explore careers, meet mentors, be ready to enter the workforce," Kornacki said.

Kornacki's sartorial choice had prompted a spike in sales of khakis after Election Day. A Gap spokesperson said last month that the company saw a "dramatic increase in online traffic and within a day, we saw around 90% unit sale increase online."

The pants also got a mention when Kornacki was named one of People magazine's sexiest men alive for 2020.

“Never before have khakis and a striped tie gotten so many hot under the (Oxford) collar,” the magazine wrote. “The MSNBC journalist's tireless coverage tracking the long post-election day vote tallying process earned him the title of ‘Chartthrob’ — with celebrity fans from Chrissy Teigen to Leslie Jones — and even caused a significant spike in Gap's khaki sales.”