A curious new trend has emerged in Bangkok, where young Thai men are identifying as “Mexican gangsters.”
On the outside, many of these Thais resemble the Cholos who inspire them. Their clothes, tattoos, and hairstyles emulate those sported by real homies. That said, tattoos and bling do not a gangster make.
The Thai obsession with these groups is simply an appreciation of their aesthetic. All of the men were captivated by “the clean and simple style” that “worked well in this (Thai) weather,”