I was reading that it's frowned upon to wear camouflage clothing in Indochina. I assume this is because Vietnam and Laos had to endure the military in the Vietnam War, and Cambodia had to endure the Khmer Rouge, and seeing people wear military clothing can be distressing for the locals.
I just realised that all but one pair of shorts I own could be taken as camouflage clothing i.e. green or grey patching, which would mean I would have to go out and buy a few pairs of shorts just for this trip because there's no way I'm wearing long pants in 35+ degree heat and humidity. My budget is already blowing out on my booked trip so this would be an inconvenience.
Can I get away with wearing 'camouflage' shorts? It's not like I would be wearing camouflage shirts or shoes so it would just be my bottom half. I was in Bangkok last year and no-one said anything to me, not even my tour guide, although I assume this is because it's a very touristy area and they're not as worried about it. I'm thinking of just taking the shorts and wearing them anyway.