The Graphic Cow Reclaims T-shirt World Record
Andy Coyne, of Greenville, South Carolina-based screenprinter The Graphic Cow, reclaimed the Guinness World Record for number of T-shirts worn by an individual at the PPAI Expo 2012 in Las Vegas on Jan. 5. Coyne, who originally set the record in June 2009, established the new record by wearing 249 Hanes T-shirts. The Graphic Cow selected Hanes as the official outfitter of its successful world record effort because of the brand's extraordinary range of products, sizes and fabric technology.
"When we lost the record we set two years ago to the gentleman in Croatia, we knew we wanted to fight hard to get it back," said David Carter, CEO of The Graphic Cow. "That's why we decided to partner with Hanes. We knew they had the product selection, technology and sizes to get our title back."
- The screenprinter used a full range of Hanes T-shirts:
- The Hanes Cool-Dri T-shirt features 100 percent polyester fabric that wicks moisture away from the body. The perfect starting point for such a high-performance event.
- The Hanes nano-T T-shirt uses a 4.5 ounce, 100 percent ringspun cotton and is super lightweight. Ideal when you are wearing 249 T-shirts.
- The Hanes ComfortBlend EcoSmart T-shirt made with polyester from recycled plastics ensured an eco-friendly event.
- No T-shirt record would be complete without the iconic Hanes Beefy-T T-shirt, the T-shirt that started it all.
- The true workhorse of the world record was the Hanes Tagless T-shirt, which comes in sizes Youth XS to Adult 6XL, with more than 20 colors available in extended sizes 2XL - 6XL.
"Starting with the Hanes Cool-Dri T-shirt, gave me an edge by having the wicking fabric against my skin," explained Coyne. "With 249 shirts on, wicking fabric was a huge benefit. I loved that all of the T-shirts were tag free. That certainly made it much more comfortable!"