Did you know that Thursday 14th November is Guinness World Records Day? As makers of Holé Button Covers we love a fun fact, especially when it comes to jeans, T-shirts and buttons; so here are a few jean-related world records for you...
Guinness World Records For Denim & Jeans
The most jeans of the same brand available in a single shop is 1,154. This was achieved by T.T. Blues Jeans S.A. de C.V. in Mexico on 16th January 2013.
An original pair of Levi Strauss & Co 501 jeans, that were over 115 years old, were sold to an anonymous collector in Japan for around £33,230 via eBay on 15th June 2005. There are said to be only two or three complete pairs of authentic pre-1900 Levi’s 501 jeans in existence, which is why they are so sought-after; and these are the first pair found that are still wearable too!
They were found in an abandoned-silver mine in the Mojave Desert, California, USA in 1998, and feature the distinctive Levi’s Arcuate stitching on the back of one pocket, the two horse leather patch, a watch pocket, a button fly and copper rivets. They had never been washed.
The most expensive pair of jeans to date are Escada's ‘Couture Swarovski Crystal Jeans’, which can be bought from Neiman Marcus Stores for around £5,800! These designer denim jeans are embroidered and studded with Swarovski crystals.
The largest pairs of jeans measures 65.50 m tall and 42.70 m wide, and were achieved by Paris Perú in Peru, on 19th February 2019. They were displayed in the car park of a shopping centre for a week!
Paris Perú said that they would use all of the fabric used to create these large-scale jeans to manufacture more than 10,000 jeans bags to promote awareness of environmentally friendly consumption.
Guinness World Records for Tees & Shirts
The most t-shirts worn at once currently held at 260! This was achieved by Ted Hastings in Canada, on 17th February 2019. Ted wore tees ranging from size medium up to 20X to break the Guinness World Records title, and came up with the idea to raise money for a school playground.
The largest button down shirt was 65.39 m long, with a chest of 52.72 m and sleeves of 23.98 x 15.64 m; it was measured at the LTU-Arena in Düsseldorf, Germany, on 25th June 2009. Made by Walbusch, using blue poplin and polyester yarn; it was made into 25,000 bags which were sold to raise money for the SOS Kinderdorf in Belarus; a children's charity.
Achieved by Graeme J. Cruden at the TK Maxx store in Manchester, on 3rd March 2009; the record for the most t-shirts folded in one minute is currently 23.
The fastest time to hang five T-shirts is 27.93 seconds, and was achieved by Kaito Koizumi in Japan on 6th May 2015.
The most T-shirts put on in one hour is 257; achieved by Sanath Bandara in Sri Lanka on 22nd December 2011.
Guinness World Records for Buttons
Achieved by serial record breaker, Silvio Sabba in Italy on 26th March 2017; the fastest time to sort 30 coloured buttons with one hand is 19.49 seconds.
That’s it folks! Which of our Guinness World Records was your favourite? We still can’t believe that Ted Hastings managed to wear 260 T-shirts all at the same time! The outer ones would’ve been ok, buy we hope he had a Holé Button Cover on his jeans to protect the layers of fabric closest to his body from his jean button! Same with Sanath Bandara putting on so many T-shirts in on hour!