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.


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
Boot size 70 96
Original Cost $750 $500,000



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