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By Michelle Chan | January 18th, 2023

Pong! If your itch for mahjong is only further tickled by the approaching Lunar New Year, you will certainly want to go on a shopping spree for sharp, red intimates. Why, you ask? Not only is the color red a blinding symbol of good luck and auspiciousness, it is also believed to deflect all bad fortune coming your way, serving as an almighty suit of armor on the mahjong battlefield.

If 2023 is your zodiac year of birth (ie. your sign is rabbit), you’ll need all the benevolent energies you can get — your special situation is considered a negative omen, placing obstructions in things you want to do during the annus horribilis.

That’s right, treat yourself to endless victories by donning red in the new year, from the inside out. And, of course, win some friendly mahjong matches while you’re at it.

For him…

Forget about looking like a million bucks, this Lunar New Year we’re rocking the lai see color scheme to know what it’s like to feel like a large wad of cash. If the metallic gold accents are too extravagant for your liking, try toned down alternatives with logo prints, branded waistband or a more subdued palette.

Versace’s Greca Border Trunks (HK$700). Shop here.

Hugo Boss’s stretch cotton trunks (HK$380). Shop here.

Calvin Klein’s Year of the Rabbit trunks (HK$440). Shop here.

Diesel’s logo-print boxers (HK$500). Shop here.

Paul Smith x Manchester United boxer briefs (HK$390). Shop here.

CDLP’s low waist Y-briefs (HK$350). Shop here.

For her…

Lucky panties come in many shapes and forms, some in solid, bright red and some accentuated with lace and florals. No matter which style you gravitate towards, it always helps to be well stocked for every day of the week. May good fortune be with you.

SKIMS’s Fits Everybody thong set (HK$475). Shop here.

The Row’s Abbeta stretch jersey briefs (HK$1611). Shop here.

Fleur Du Mal’s lily embroidered thong (HK$689). Shop here.

Versace’s Graca high leg briefs (HK$800). Shop here.

Victoria’s Secret’s Kiss mesh cheeky panty (HK$148). Shop here.

Calvin Klein’s linear lace hipster (HK$390). Shop here.

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