Auspicious undies the rage for Malaysians for lunar New Year
Hey, where's my auspicious underpants!! 😛
Fri Jan 20, 9:54 AM ET
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) – Good luck charms are usually worn around the neck or on the wrist. But this year, Chinese Malaysians are wearing them under their pants.
Red men's underwear emblazoned with auspicious animals and characters have become the rage among Malaysian Chinese ahead of the Chinese lunar New Year holidays, the New Straits Times reported Friday.
Red is considered an auspicious colour among the Chinese, and an essential component of feng shui, the Chinese belief of improving fortunes.
Retailers are cashing in by stocking up on these unique items for the Year of the Dog, which begins on Jan. 29, the Times said.
Its article was accompanied by a picture of three young women laughing while looking at a cut-at-the-waist mannequin wearing the reversible bright red briefs with Chinese characters in gold. The underwear can be worn inside out to reveal red characters on gold fabric.
"Red underwear make up three of every 10 boxes of underwear we sell daily," the Times quoted sales assistant Nabila Ramli at a department store as saying. Here