This time of year, Bangkok is flooded with tourists from all around the globe. We see Indians in saris and Saudis in dishdasha, Germans in Alpine hiking gear, and Australians in inappropriately skimpy shorts. (Well, not just Australians!) Watching the kaleidoscope of humanity and fashions pass by can make for an entertaining afternoon. A few days ago, however, I had an “oh, my goodness” moment as I changed platforms at Siam Station.
A pair of Japanese men were descending the escalator behind me and out of the corner of my eye I thought one of the men was wearing pajama bottoms. It turns out they were just very colorful drawstring pants. While Tawn mentioned that drawstring pants are in fashion, I’m hard-pressed to think that this might be the combination that fashion prognosticators had in mind.
Regardless of what they thought, he’s certainly more modestly dressed than some of our guests are, and so long as he’s comfortable, that’s the important thing.