Guiness World Records — Most T-Shirts Worn At The Same Time

So I happened to watch a Guinness World Records TV special 2 weeks, which happened to feature a t-shirt related record nestled amongst all the other, mostly useless feats.  The record in question is most t-shirts worn at the same time, and needless to say that it’s more than the total number of t-shirts I have ever owned:

That’s 100 pounds of t-shirtness worn all at once, although I really have to question “Dance Of The Valkyries” as music choices.  Definitely has me seeing “Apocalypse Now” flashbacks.

Further digging around reveals  many other failed and apparently successfull attempts to break the record.  It also turns out that the record Guinness showcased on NBC had already been broken before the airing of the show.  Take a look at the following clip, as a man named Charlie Williams from the UK sets the new record at 224.  This video wins on many different levels — each t-shirt is painted on by schoolchildren, and the guy makes funny faces while wearing all sorts of different sunglasses in each shot… just watch:

10 thoughts on “Guiness World Records — Most T-Shirts Worn At The Same Time

  1. Very impressive! I’m actually going to try and break that record myself. Just need to find that many 10XL t-shirts! If anyone has any fun ideas for things to do whilst I’m putting those t-shirts on let me know ;)

  2. James, you should doing while wearing an authenitc itchy beard!

    All kidding aside, I remember seeing a comment on the winning video saying that the t-shirts the guy used are thinner than most. I also wonder if helps being tall, long-armed and skinny, or not.

  3. Alex, wearing an itchy beard sounds like a good idea! I could perform various actions that related to the various themes of our t-shirts like eating junk and becoming junk, doing something relating the wayne stock and so on!

    I’m thinking that it would be easier if the person is tall, long armed and skinny. Unfornately, I’m tall but not skinny but maybe have the advantage of a little extra strength. I’ll have to go into training!

    If you know where we can find huge t-shirts, feel free to post in our own forum post:
    http://www.bangbangt-shirts.com/Forum.aspx?tid=79&cp=1

    (we’ve also posted a link to this blog post)

  4. James: Some complaints I’ve read about in terms of going for the record is that it gets harder to breathe and the circulation to your arms gets cut off, so maybe being strong will help. I’d do a practice run first to try to get the hang of it, and figure out the exact order of shirts, even though it’s a pain in the ass… Keep us posted!

    t-shirts: I think that t-shirt record covers a typical t-shirt worn in a typical fashion (i.e. on your torso).

  5. Yeah, there will definite be plenty of practise runs before the main event!

    Also, Alex, do you have an email address I can contact you on?

  6. “…which happened to feature a t-shirt related record nestled amongst all the other, mostly useless feats.”

    Like THIS isn’t a useless feat????

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