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Mourning clothes: just black or white?

Discussion in 'Staffroom' started by Clown, 14 Oct 2016.

  1. Mati

    Mati Well-Known Member

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    Today in Chiang Mai I saw professional people with the black bow on left arm, also used by women as a Bow tie, lots of guys in black trousers and white shirts. Dressy dresses in black or mixed pattern white and black. Lots of muted colour shirts like poetry's which I found really classy. Lots of beige, Camel, cream or grey warmer garments worn over the outfits.
     
  2. SundayJam

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    The staff at my second job tore down all the Halloween decorations on order of the big boss. No celebrations of any kind are advised. I've worn white, black, and dark colored shirts. From what I've seen, this is more than adequate. You just don't want to appear festive.
     
  3. Dubarry

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  4. Aj Michael

    Aj Michael Well-Known Member

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    I would not normally wear black trousers, but in anticipation I did have a pair made a few months back. Machine washable wool, just need to chuck them in a washing machine once a week, and hang them out to dry. Little or no ironing required. I'll get another pair made in due course - about 800 baht as I recall.

    I thought my usual where shirts would be OK, but then last Sunday decided I didn't want to look like a student, so went looking for black. Couldn't be found, so settled for a couple of white with black pinstripes, and a couple of black, white and grey plaid; about 500 baht each, so a couple of thousand baht in all. Wore one to work on Monday, and most except senior staff were wearing black, white and grey in various patterns.

    The next day we were informed that clothing should be be all plain black, with plain white shirts being an option for men, for the first three months. After that plain grey or dark blue is acceptable, but no patterns. stripes or plaid……. So that's a couple of thousand wasted for me, and probably quite a few others, Thai and foreign.
     
  5. Gor Blimey Guvnur!

    Gor Blimey Guvnur! What the duck ! Staff Member

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    Day to day life, that is not working, I'm wearing dark coloured shorts (brown, dark blue, black) and dark blue shirts akin to denim. Not a problem at all, and my Thai wife has assured me of this, and no funny stares in public.

    However for work, 'all black' end of the month and geared up with some very nice polite black work shirts and a new pair of black trousers too compliments of the wife on a run into Bangkok to buy stock yesterday ....sorted for however long we have to wear black (maybe the next 2 semesters? ... unsure).
     
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  6. Wangsuda

    Wangsuda Nonentity Staff Member

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    As of yesterday, I was informed that my school requires black trousers and black or white shirts and black necktie...for one year. Women can wear black dresses or black skirts with black or white blouses. Sure will make laundry easy.
     
  7. Clown

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  8. Clown

    Clown Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    There was an event at the town hall. Thousands came. There were drones flying above the crowd.

    Ignorant of the event, I did the usual gate duty (all alone), wearing grey slacks and a pink shirt.
    Had to change into all black.

    No classes today.
     
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    Clown Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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  10. GanDoonToonPet

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    I think all pictures are black & white now...
     
  11. Gor Blimey Guvnur!

    Gor Blimey Guvnur! What the duck ! Staff Member

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    Back 2 skool. The word is "for a year" so the next 2 complete semesters.
    Day 2 and all the female staff in full black with long skirts, the men 80% full black and a few black trousers with white shirt, but if wearing a white shirt black tie as well. I'm gonna stick to the full black as really dislike wearing a tie in the many days of heat we have here.

    BTW: I work at a private school but I presume same/similar attire and timeframe for government school teachers.
     
  12. gungchang

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    How have tourists been asked to dress?
     
  13. Ajarn Greg

    Ajarn Greg Well-Known Member

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    It's for a year too here. Men seem to prefer the white shirt with black tie. Women black as expected.
     
  14. Wangsuda

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    It is at my government school. Sure makes laundry easy.
     
  15. bahn_farang

    bahn_farang Well-Known Member

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    Black or white at my government school for the year. I have roughly 15 white shirts half long and half short sleeved so no need to spend money on the new uniform.
     

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