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23 minutes ago, marcusarelus said:

Your country is worse than most. 

It sure is. It was also recently selected as #1 happiest country in the world. Not that I buy that either. Here's the (respected) president receiving his kowtows from the citizens:

 

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You may kneel to him, I shall approve.

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10 hours ago, luckyluke said:

 

For me it is all of these mentioned : dressing, talking, acting.

 

But we are all different. 

 

For instance being Belgian, it is for the majority of us an abomination to see somebody in shorts with shoes, add to this black socks and it becomes a "monstrosity". 

 

When in Rome, do as the Romans do.  In this case transpose Rome with Bangkok.  You're in Thailand, get over your little hangups.

 

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11 hours ago, mikosan said:

I shall continue wearing smart shorts and a polo shirt to immigration and the bank and my embassy and just about anywhere else I chose, as I always have done, without any issues whatsoever.  In fact I'm off to do my 90 day in the next couple of hours and that's exactly how I shall be dressed. I can't fit into my 3 pieces suits any more, anyway!  Look around you, the locals are dressed worse than most of the expats are.

 

And I'll quote my own post above:  Actually, today, just to see what would happen, I went to immigration wearing below knee army style camouflage shorts, a completely contrasting bright purple golf shirt and thongs (jandles, flip flops, or whatever you call them that you wear on your feet, not what you wear to cover your nether regions).  I was a fashion disaster.  I smiled nicely at and gave a respectful, but not too respectful, wai to the lady immigration officer and used my very best Thai, which is awful, to say hello and ask how she was.  She replied in good English, with a smile and I was in and out in about 2 minutes. I don't think she even noticed what I was wearing, although the 'emperor's new clothes' may not have been appropriate.

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6 minutes ago, mikosan said:

And I'll quote my own post above:  Actually, today, just to see what would happen, I went to immigration wearing below knee army style camouflage shorts, a completely contrasting bright purple golf shirt and thongs (jandles, flip flops, or whatever you call them that you wear on your feet, not what you wear to cover your nether regions).

Stop. You're turning me on. Milan will be beside itself.😀

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Really how hard is it to put a pair of long pants on and a collared shirt once in a while when you visit immigration or any government building it’s not much different in the states especially in our courts. Some of the things people complain about man.

 

 

 

 

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I wear my eddie bauer convertible travel pants, button down shirt, and walking shoes.

Carry a backpack, then when leaving immigration can take off my button down shirt (have t-shirt underneath) , unzip the legs on my convertible pants, take off my shoes and socks and put on my sliders. Stash the shirt and shoes in the backpack and walk to the bus stop or grab a motorbike taxi in comfort.  Easy peasy 55

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56 minutes ago, Mel52 said:

Really how hard is it to put a pair of long pants on and a collared shirt once in a while when you visit immigration or any government building it’s not much different in the states especially in our courts.

If you dont actually own trousers or a collared shirt it would be quite hard. I dont own either and I am delighted that I never go anywhere where I would need to own them.

I dont own any sort of anorak or jacket either, and so all my overseas trips are to countries with a suitable climate at the time of year.

On the plane I sit in business class in exactly the same type of shorts and t-shirt that I wear every day here (and the airlines have never objected), and on arrival if the weather at my destination is a bit nippy - as it can be at 6am at Heathrow even in the middle of summer - I just slip on a sweatshirt for an hour.

 

As for courts, the last time I was in one of those was about 45 years ago for a speeding ticket. I have no intention of ever needing to go to one again for the rest of my life. As I have no business interests here and no Thai partners I dont think that this will be hard to achieve.

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If you dont actually own trousers or a collared shirt it would be quite hard. I dont own either and I am delighted that I never go anywhere where I would need to own them.
I dont own any sort of anorak or jacket either, and so all my overseas trips are to countries with a suitable climate at the time of year.
On the plane I sit in business class in exactly the same type of shorts and t-shirt that I wear every day here (and the airlines have never objected), and on arrival if the weather at my destination is a bit nippy - as it can be at 6am at Heathrow even in the middle of summer - I just slip on a sweatshirt for an hour.
 
As for courts, the last time I was in one of those was about 45 years ago for a speeding ticket. I have no intention of ever needing to go to one again for the rest of my life. As I have no business interests here and no Thai partners I dont think that this will be hard to achieve.
Good man!!!!!! F em!

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Aftet 28 pages, its clear TV posters must be the smartest dressers, they don't frequent girly bars, take hookers, have one for a wife, and don't have their assets in some one elses name. But they want respect. 555!

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41 minutes ago, bandito said:

Nothing new.

I got turned away in 1977 by Suan Plu Immigration for wearing a sleeveless T-shirt.

I thought a sleeveless tee shirt was a singlet

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6 hours ago, KittenKong said:

If you dont actually own trousers or a collared shirt it would be quite hard. I dont own either and I am delighted that I never go anywhere where I would need to own them.

I dont own any sort of anorak or jacket either, and so all my overseas trips are to countries with a suitable climate at the time of year.

On the plane I sit in business class in exactly the same type of shorts and t-shirt that I wear every day here (and the airlines have never objected), and on arrival if the weather at my destination is a bit nippy - as it can be at 6am at Heathrow even in the middle of summer - I just slip on a sweatshirt for an hour.

 

As for courts, the last time I was in one of those was about 45 years ago for a speeding ticket. I have no intention of ever needing to go to one again for the rest of my life. As I have no business interests here and no Thai partners I dont think that this will be hard to achieve.

Many of us have Thai friends and family and do formal occasions so the need is there to have appropriate attire not to be an embarrassment to our Thai family.  At Granny's funeral I carried the thing around the temple 9 times because  Granny and I were friends since the 1960's.  I was glad I had long pants for the photo session if nothing else.  

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