Black polo shirts selling out at city markets as Bangkok mourns

At markets like Bobae across the city, black polo shirts are selling out and, in some cases, fetching highly inflated prices.

As Thailand enters a one-year mourning period in which people are encouraged to wear black, there is an increased demand for black clothing. Shoppers are stocking up on black t-shirts, trousers, button downs and polo shirts at venues including streetside stalls and high-class malls as citizens mourn the passing of HM the King, reported Thai PBS.

Government workers and other civil servants have been told they will be observing a yearlong mourning period during which they must wear a black or white shirt and black pants for men, the rules are slightly more relaxed for females.

Citizens can wear what they wish but most are expected to observe the mourning dress code to some extent.

Shoppers at Bobae market have reported being charged THB250-300 for black polo shirts. The same shirts cost just THB150-180 a few days ago.

Shoppers are asking the government or Commerce Ministry to help stop the price gouging practice by wholesale sellers.

 

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