Sgt Nick Fury is the toughest son of a bitch ever. His original comic series, Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos is a Stan Lee/Jack Kirby triumph. The book is everything macho, with the Howling Commandos bravely following their fearless leader into battle after crazy battle. Usually a good percentage of the Commandos are pretty battle ravaged by the end of each issue, and Sgt Fury himself always, always loses his shirt completely. I don't know how many shirts would realistically have been issued to a WWII Sergeant, but Fury is definitely blowing through the U.S. Army's uniform budget.
I would say close to half the time Fury is just ripping his own shirt off and blaming it on battle. Sometimes he has a shirt on in one panel, and then is just wearing tatters in the next. No explanation. None needed.
Let's look at some great moments in shirt loss.
Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos #1
Cause of shirt loss: threw a grenade at a tank and got caught in the explosion.
Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos #2
Cause of shirt loss: It seems to just kind of disintegrate while he's firing a machine gun.
Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos #3
Cause of shirt loss: This is actually how the issue opened, Fury shirtless in the snow. So, who knows?
Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos #4
Cause of shirt loss: I would like to say it was related to the lion that shows up in this issue, but as far as I can tell Fury just takes it off at some point off-panel.
Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos #5
Cause of shirt loss: Fury voluntarily removes it so he can sword fight Baron Strucker.
NOTE: Fury doesn't actually lose his shirt in #6, even though he was in the desert the whole issue. On to #7!
Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos #7
Cause of shirt loss: Almost everyone loses their shirt in this issue, so I think he maybe ripped his open in solidarity. Unclear.
The shirtless shenanigans continue, and eventually he meets Captain America and Bucky:
It just never stops. Sadly, the shirt loss epidemic doesn't spread to Captain America.
Nick Fury possible goes through more shirts than Bruce Banner. It's definitely a close race.