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Dickie’s Gives Big Tex a Stylish New Outfit for the 2019 State Fair of Texas

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Dickie’s is giving Big Tex, everyone’s favorite giant cowboy and State Fair of Texas mascot, a brand new outfit for this year’s fair. His new wardrobe, specially crafted by Dickie’s, will be unveiled by the State Fair of Texas September 20. Just in time for the 2019 State Fair of Texas that opens September 27.

As the main greeter and the best-known face of the State Fair of Texas, Big Tex receives a new outfit every few years. After all, Big Tex stands outdoors for four weeks each year—through sun, rain, and strong winds. While Big Tex’s Dickies outfit is made of durable, wind and flame-resistant material, the outdoor elements can be harsh. So the friendly cowboy requires an outfit change at least every three years.

Dickies Proudly Sponsors Big Tex Wardrobe

Dickie's Gives Big Tex a Stylish New Outfit for the 2019 State Fair of Texas

Photo: State Fair of Texas

Dickies has served proudly as the apparel sponsor for Big Tex for 22 years and counting. Designers, pattern makers, and sewing experts work at the Dickies Fort Worth HQ for nine long months in order to create a stylish new look for this giant Texan. After that, it takes another two weeks to finish sewing Big Tex’s shirt and pants.

Jennifer Schuder is the Senior Vice President of Marketing for the State Fair of Texas. Schuder noted that the fair is excited to build on their longstanding relationship with Dickies to unveil yet another spectacular Texas-sized outfit. This year’s Fair theme is Celebrating Texas Creativity, and Big Tex’s outfit is in keeping with that theme, since it showcases the handiwork of artists who stitched his new duds in North Texas.

Dickie’s Authentic Western Wear

Dickie's Gives Big Tex a Stylish New Outfit for the 2019 State Fair of Texas
Photo: Dickie’s and State Fair of Texas

The 55-foot-tall cowboy will show off his authentic Texas style. The brand-new, custom-made shirt and pants were inspired by western wear sported by Texans throughout the decades. The double point, two-toned, scalloped front yoke extends dramatically down the center. It’s reminiscent of those classic western shirts from the ’40s-’50s.

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