Big Tex Gets New Wardrobe

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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