Tuesday, March 28, 2017

How Many Camo T-Shirts Can 1 Person Wear at Once?

How many t-shirts do you think you could wear at one time? 5? 20? 100? Well, recently I found myself asking that very same question. And so an experiment was born; last Friday we decided to see if I could fit 150 on myself at once in honor of reaching 150,000 followers on Facebook and post the attempt live on Facebook.

After doing a little research, I realized how incredibly impractical 150 were without advanced training and practice. Formerly, the world record for the most shirts worn at a time was 155 (currently it sits at 247) so reaching 150 on my first attempt ever soon seems like a tall order. But it still sounded like a fun experiment so we decided to proceed and see just how many I could get on which can be see below:

In case you're not interested in watching me put on t-shirt after t-shirt for an hour, the punchline is: I got to 76 t-shirts. Most people didn't think I'd get over 50 and my personal goal was 75 so I considered it a job well done. I would've liked to have gotten to 100 and I think I could've gotten there if not for a few things: First and foremost... it was hot under 76 t-shirts. Right around 30 shirts I was thinking to myself "I would be warm in sub-zero temperatures right now". Secondly, we had gotten up to size 6XL and it was getting pretty tight. Since we go up to 7XL in t-shirt sizes I'm not sure we had the size range to get me to 100 let alone 150. Lastly, the biggest issue was the t-shirts bunching up. I was so concerned with making sure the shirts didn't bunch up around my neck (you can see me fidgeting with the shirts around my neck fairly often) that I wasn't really paying attention to the shirts bunching up around my arm. At a certain point I started losing feeling in my arm. If I ever decide to do this again (maybe we'll try to break the world record when we hit 250,000 Facebook followers) I'll definitely be more prepared for the endeavor.

All and all, the experience was a ton of fun. I had some great support from our Facebook fans that were following along and it was simply a fun way to cap off a work week. I may not have broken any world record, I may not have even reached 150 shirts... but I'm pretty confident that no one has worn more camouflage t-shirts at one time.

Matthew J Leone - Rothco

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