Big Tex Gets New Wardrobe


Published 08/27 2014 02:28PM

Updated 08/27 2014 03:14PM

Big Tex is sporting a new,
Big Tex is sporting a new, "Texified," shirt for the 2014 State Fair of Texas./NBC 5 News
In just 31 days Big Tex's trademark drawl will once again welcome visitors to The State Fair of Texas.

Before his big debut, though, Big Tex will get a bit of a makeover that'll include a new Dickies Western shirt. The big guy got a new outfit, and more, in 2013 after a fire claimed the previous incarnation of the State Fair icon near the end of the 2012 fair.

Big Tex typically wears the same shirt for three years, but is getting a new top ahead of schedule that is more "Texified."

"Big Tex's spiffy new duds will add a little bit more of a Texas touch, which fits in perfectly with this year's State Fair theme, "Deep in the Heart of Texans," fair organizers said in a news release. "As a symbol of Texas pride, it only makes sense that Big Tex's clothing reflects his true Texas colors."

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