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Why are tourists crazy over Thailand's 'elephant pants'?

By AGENCY

 

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‘Elephant pants’ can often be found throughout Thailand’s capital Bangkok in shops and markets.

 

When in Thailand, you can spot a tourist from afar by the “elephant pants” they’re probably wearing. If you want to dress in a way that screams “I’m a foreign backpacker” at locals, there’s no better choice.

 

Fashion is in the eye of the beholder when it comes to elephant-patterned trousers.

 

Renato Moran from Peru bought his elephant pants during a visit to a royal palace in Thailand.The so-called elephant pants are rarely worn by local Thais, but these light and breezy trousers can be found in abundance in tourist areas such as along the pubs and hostels of Bangkok’s Khaosan road, once made famous by the 2000 film The Beach starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

 

 

Full story: https://www.thestar.com.my/lifestyle/travel/2020/02/21/why-are-tourists-crazy-about-thailand039s-039elephant-pants039

 

-- The Star 2020-02-21

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Yeap! These along with those fisherman's pants are truly awful. When I was a backpacker, it seemed that many people were in competition with each other to have clothes like a d***head. People were purposely dressing down in some weird and condescending cultural appropriation. 

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Jeez, i just realized what i need to make my life better, a pair of elephant pants..

..(to wear secretly at home in the wee hours)

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How about those fugly 50-baht flip-flops.

...and those towering 100 kg backpacks?

<deleted> are they carrying inside?

Surely it ain't clothes...I can tell you that.

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They wear them because they think it hides their flaws !

 

(and it keeps the girl watcher watching)

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1 hour ago, UbonThani said:

Light and cool

Block mozzies

Cheap

 

Why wouldnt tourists wear them?

Agreed. I use them (pattern or colour not important) wouldn't use them leaving the house though.

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