Big Tex’s New Look: Fashion Police Approve New Duds

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So the folks at the State Fair of Texas unveiled Big Tex’s new duds.

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This year’s attire includes a dark blue shirt with red accents. We wanted to know what the experts thought about the new wardrobe. We talked to John Ripps a “Men’s Fashion Buyer” at Fort Worth’s Legendary M.L. Leddy’s. They’ve been suiting up folks  longer than Big Tex has been a live.  Ripps has been with Leddy’s for about 19 of those years.  He told us what he liked and dislike about Big Tex’s clothes over the years.

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Suiting Up Big Tex is no small matter check out his measurements listed from the State fair website.

Big Tex: Then and Now
1952 – 2012 2013 – Present
Height 52 ft. 55 ft.
Chest 31 ft. 33 ft. 9 in.
Biceps 7 ft. 8 in. 10 ft. 9 in.
Boots 7 ft. 7 in. 12 ft.
Hands 3 ft. 5 ft. 6 in.
Head 8 ft. in height 10 ft. in height
Inseam 16 ft. 20 ft.
Shoulders 12 ft. 6 in. 13 ft.
Sleeves 22 ft. 27 ft.
Neck 10 ft. 11 ft.
Waist 23 ft. 6 in. 27 ft.
Collar 12 ft. 6 in. 16 ft. 8 in.
Hat 75 gallon 95 gallon
Boot size 70 96
Original Cost $750 $500,000