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