Just because you are on holiday, doesn't mean your fashion sense needs to be! Following is a list of observations I have made during the course of the afternoon, on fashions and attire that one can only hope is a result of what I have termed "Bangkok Fever". Just because it's hot out, doesn't mean it's hot on...
1. Fisherman Pants
Was over them the second I saw them in their over abundance for sale back home in the Vic Market (and also when I saw the price) over 2 years ago. They are so aptly named because that's the only lot who can get away with wearing them - fishermen. Not skinny, not fat, not anybody can wear them and make them look good.
2. Tie Dye
When was this ever chic? Whoever coined the concept has a lot of explaining to do.
3. Wife Beaters
Or the plain blue singlet tops that lads like to get around in, for those of you not Australian. Now along with the nickname, there are 2 good reasons not to wear them.
3. Red Bull...Anything
The only time Red Bull is okay in any situation is when it is mixed with vodka - not fabric.
4. Tops With Crazy, Unrecognisable Symbols - Kewl!
Don't be fooled, it's not that unrecognisable - it 's Japanese katakana for what can only be described as an "old lady's" name that you're wearing so defiantly around the streets.
5. The Chick Next To Me
Green and white-striped skirt, bright aqua stretch t-shirt, with a big red bandana tied around her head. And really overweight. Need I say more??
Can only hope these people do not plan on wearing such goods once they are out of the country but from what I have seen during my travels over the years, this isn't the case.
I will hopefully post some photos when I get back to Japan to support these fashion faux paus.