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Clothes shopping in Bangkok

Posted by kriskeogh on 24/2/2012 at 03:10

We are only taking 4 days worth of clothes with us but what we are wanting is clothing that is comfortable to wear out there so light weight material, light colours, loose fitting etc

Stuff we are taking is like cotton shorts, t shirts, flip flops, toms, canvas shoes

So where can we get comfy loose fitting clothing, ideally not being pestered by going to Khao San Road.

Could just do with a pair of light full length pants, shorts, some t shirts/shirts, similar sort of thing for the wife too.

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Posted by MADMAC on 24/2/2012 at 04:36

If you want to take some time and shop, Chatuchak market is good for cheap stuff. If you want decent clothes (and it doesn't sound like you do) then the Malls along Sukhimvite Road and elsewhere have plenty of quality clothing. Small clothing stores are everywhere so it won't be hard to find.

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Posted by kriskeogh on 24/2/2012 at 06:20

Cheers pal, just feels like what we might have with us is just a little uncomfy to wear.

We are there Monday night/Tuesday night so is Chatuchak market a weekend only thing?

On Monday we just wanna chill out, do a trip to the train station to get our sleeper tickets for Chiang Mai/Surat Thani and just get out bearings.

Then Monday night find a nice little place to eat in Thonburi, Zoom4Zoom5 possibly.

Tuesday we have all day to ourselves, so possibly a trip to Lopburi/Attathaya or a floating market somewhere maybe?

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Posted by MADMAC on 24/2/2012 at 09:16

Bangkok tends to be pretty hot. You go north and it cools off. I live here, and jeans and T-shirts are fine except when it's really cooking - which it will be in about a month.

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Posted by kriskeogh on 24/2/2012 at 14:20

Yeah we want clothing as light as possible, even when I go through my wardrobe and dog out t shirts and shorts some are quite thick cotton.

We just want some lightweight t shirts/shirts/shorts/full length pants, cotton or linen, doesn't matter too much.

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Posted by MADMAC on 25/2/2012 at 01:48

You won't have a problem finding that kind of stuff. A lot of anglos who come here tend to tend to feel hot, because they are coming from climates that are considrably cooler. I find the climate here agreeable, so the same summer clothes I wore in Europe I wear here most of the time. The exception is shorts - I NEVER wear shorts or open toed footwear, because then my legs and feet become targets for squadrons of mosquitos. So I always wear full length pants and shoes, regardless of the weather.

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