According to his family, 90% of the t-shirts owned by 53-year-old Benjamin Harold were made before the year 1995. Harold’s shirt collection, which includes a 1993 Chicago Bulls championship shirt, and his old high school gym shirt, has been amassed over many years, largely purchased from novelty shops during vacations taken in his 20s.
“People assume that I go to thrift shops and buy old shirts, but ironically, that’s not true,” Harold told reporters. “I’ve just picked them up along the way. And at a certain point, you’ve got enough t-shirts, and don’t really need to buy new ones, you know?”
Harold claims that the last time he purchased a t-shirt was in 2016, when the Cubs won the World Series. He now wears that shirt exclusively when he’s mowing the lawn.