When most Westerner men come to Bangkok, they dress like trash.
As a result, they’re barred from entering some of the city’s more upscale clubs, and they have a difficult time finding dates.
In either case, these people have all handicapped themselves. All because of their sloppy attire.
Don’t make this mistake!
In this article, I’ll show you how to dress for nightlife in Bangkok. Additionally, I’m recommending good general wear that will get you into most bars, nightclubs, and restaurants.
The clothes I’ll suggest aren’t expensive, but they do look nice. Plus, they’ll grant you access to all the best venues.
How To Dress For Nightlife In Bangkok
Being on vacation is no excuse for dressing poorly. Yet millions of tourists make this mistake. Grown men wear tacky T-Shirts and obnoxious outfits that make them look like clowns.
(Don’t Dress Like This)
And college-aged guys walk around in dirty, sweaty clothes, looking like hobos.
You can avoid looking like a bumbling “farang” tourist in one simple step: update your wardrobe so it’s cool and stylish. And you can even do this without having to break the bank.
Here’s a basic, stylish, and function outfit that I’d recommend. It’ll get you into 99% of the bars and clubs around town:
Bangkok gets pretty hot during the day, and it takes a long time before the weather finally cools down at night. Because of this, I’d recommend wearing a lightweight shirt that can withstand the high heat.
Most guys would probably pick a T-Shirt for this, but I have a better suggestion. Wear a V-Neck.
If you’re in-shape and athletic, a V-Neck will showcase your physique. Additionally, it’s a better looking and more trendy alternative to the standard T-Shirt.
Best of all, good V-Necks are cheap. You can buy a whole four-pack of them off Amazon for under $13.
These shirts look great, and they’re trendy enough to get you into all the best clubs and bars throughout the city.
When you’re going out for the night, wear jeans. Shorts look tacky, and many of the better venues won’t allow you in if you’re wearing them.
When it comes to brands, I personally prefer Levi’s 501 jeans. They’re inexpensive, look good, and go well with every outfit.
A pair of Levi’s and a good V-Neck shirt will get you into just about every club in Bangkok. Plus, you’ll look a hundred times more stylish than all the Westerners who show up in dirty shorts and sloppy clothes.
The majority of Westerners in Bangkok wear flip-flops everywhere. Don’t do this. It looks stupid. Flip-flips are fine if you’re going to the beach or at a swimming pool, but there’s no excuse to wear them in a nightclub.
A better alternative is to wear actual shoes. You’ll look more respectable and classy.
When it comes to clubbing, I’m no shoe snob. Instead, I wear a nice but affordable pair of Chuck Taylor All Star Low Tops. They look good, are inexpensive, and go well with a pair of jeans and V-Neck shirt.
You can get a pair of Converse shoes for under $40 on Amazon. This is super affordable. And the low-price keeps you from having to worry about getting them damaged or dirty.
For going out partying on a Friday night, you can’t find a better value in terms of footwear.
If you read GQ or Esquire, you see a lot of talk about expensive watches. According to these magazines, no man has ever scored a date or gotten laid unless he was wearing a $10,000 Rolex.
This is BS.
In fact, most people will never ever notice what type of watch you wear.
That said, a good wristwatch can help to accessorize your outfit. And while brand may not be important, girls will still compliment a good-looking timepiece.
In other words, the overall style of your watch is more important than who makes it.
Personally, I own two watches.
One is expensive. The other cost under $40. Yet both get compliments.
My nice watch is a Omega Seamaster. It looks phenomenal and goes great with any outfit, even suits.
My other watch is a Timex Two-Tone. It costs less than $40 on Amazon, and still looks good. While not as high-end as the Omega, it’s still stylish enough to gather compliments.
For going to a club, rooftop bar, or karaoke joint, this is the perfect watch. It looks great, is very affordable, and adds flair to your overall appearance.
(One Of Bangkok’s Many Sky Bars)
You always want to look sharp. Even on vacation.
A stylish wardrobe will get you into all the best venues. Whether you’re hitting up a high-class sky bar or partying at a trendy nightclub, a good outfit will help immensely.