Big Tex's new duds include salute to Dallas police

Big Tex's outfit for the 2016 State Fair of Texas was revealed on Friday morning -- and it included a nod to the five Dallas police officers killed in the ambush downtown on July 7.

DALLAS – Everyone loves getting a new outfit. But when Big Tex gets one, it’s an especially big deal.

Friday morning, the State Fair of Texas revealed Big Tex’s new outfit, laid out on the field at the Cotton Bowl.

It includes a black, white, and red button-up shirt, meant as a nod to this year’s theme “Celebrating Texas Agriculture.”

The new outfit also includes a blue ribbon and police badge, meant as a tribute to the five fallen officers killed in the July 7 ambush on police in downtown Dallas.

Big Tex is a practical guy who prefers jeans. His weigh 100 pounds, and it takes 100 yards of fabric to make them. This year, he has a brand-new belt buckle, too.

Big Tex wears a 95-gallon hat, and his boots are a size 96.

It takes an entire crew to dress him.

Williamson-Dickie Mfg Co. makes Big Tex’s outfit at their plant in Fort Worth.

You can see his new duds for yourself when the State Fair of Texas opens Sept. 30.

Copyright 2016 WFAA


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