(AP Photo/Wasant Wanichakorn)
I... I just don't know what to say about this AP report on King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand other than BEST KING EVER:
BANGKOK, Thailand - When King Bhumibol Adulyadej checked out of a hospital in a pink blazer, he made a fashion statement that resonated around Thailand.
Pink shirts instantly became this season's must-have item, and crowds are mobbing the shops that sell them. In recent public appearances, Bhumibol has sported a range of pastel sport coats, changing his style after decades in dark suits and setting new trends with each outing.
As the country gears up to celebrate Bhumibol's 80th birthday Wednesday with fireworks and fanfare, many Thais are honoring their beloved monarch by dressing like him.
"Now the T-shirt craze is green," The Nation newspaper said in a front-page headline after the king stepped out in a pale sea green-colored blazer. Days later, when he opted for baby blue, the paper forecast "a run on blue shirts."
UPDATE: Now with larger image, and this:
A Thai woman shows a pink shirt at her shop Friday, Nov. 9, 2007 in Bangkok, Thailand. People across Thailand have started wearing pink shirts in tribute to 79-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who checked out of a hospital this week dressed in a pink blazer and a pink dress shirt. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)