October in Texas means time for the Texas State Fair, featuring the finest fried cuisine, amusement rides, games of skill & chance, the Texas-OU Football Game, and of course no visit to the State Fair if complete without a greeting from Big Tex, officially the world’s tallest cowboy standing 55 feet. His Western shirt runs a size 200 x 325 (neck x sleeve). An average man’s size is 16 x 32. Big Tex’s jeans size are 434 x 240 (waist x inseam). He wears a 95-gallon hat. His belt is 33-ft. long and is 1-ft. 5-in. wide. His size 96 boots are a 1949 replica boot designed by Lucchese.
This image is inspired by the cover photograph of the May 2017 edition of “Texas Bar Journal.