Cultural appropriation or simple appreciation?
Of course there’s a lot of inter-ethnic “imitation” throughout the world, but this is a fascinating phenomenon. This feels very different from Gwen Stefani and her Harajuku period, or any other “let’s dress up like those funny-looking people” effort.
Considering the stigma and preconceptions that we project on the inaccurately named “Mexican Style” in the US, this is an intriguing and attractive look, and to a certain degree lifestyle, for Thai men of various social strata. Watch the video from Coconuts.co: