Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Red is the Colour of My Love's New Wear

Ladies Apparel No I don't have a ladies underwear fetish and this is not a pathetic attempt to boost hits. These are New Year's window displays in an underwear specialty shop along Via Nazionale. But many regular clothing stores here featured displays of Scarlet nether apparel for your New Year's needs. And apparently if you want good luck in the New Year there will be a definite need.
And Gentlemen's tooYou wonder about traditions sometimes don't you? And just where and when the hell did wearing red underwear for luck New Year's Eve begin here in Italy. And its not just women - men too, keeping in mind that this is the country that sells more men's cosmetics than any place else in the world.

A Range of RedTwo Venezuelan friends tell me that in Caracas its yellow underwear that brings you luck at New Year's. Now that I can understand (?) but RED?

01 gennaio - Maria Madre di Dio*

*In the old Church of England calendar this was "The Feast of the Circumcision of Our Lord and Savoir" but apparently that just doesn't cut it anymore.

8 comments:

Sling said...

So it would seem that incontinence in Caracas brings good luck!..those crazy Venezuelans...
Happy new year my friend!

Willym said...

Sling: You want to go halves on a Venezuelan Depends franchise?

Doralong said...

Yellow?? I think not. Absolutely not my color at all..

Red however, that I can get with in a very major way! OK, so I have a minor fetish for all things red, but at least it harmless, mostly..

Elizabeth said...

In Asia red is the color of luck. So maybe they're all hoping to get lucky (wink, wink, nudge, nudge)?

AMOROMA said...

speaking of the saints and feast days...
Have you seen the relic that is "a cut above the rest of them?" The relic of the circumscision is in a church in Piazza del Popolo. I guess not ALL of Jesus ascended into heaven! Happy New Year!

Big Ass Belle said...

though i haven't worn panties in 32 years, i'm kind of drooling over those bras. but red for new year's? i thought the point of new year's revelry was to lose one's underwear. though maybe that's the point, eh? cheery, for certain.

more cowbell said...

"doesn't cut it..." ha! ba-dum-bum.

evilganome said...

I was explaining the Feast of the Circumcision to my therapist who is Jewish. Finally, she said "Of course! A bris!" I thought it was hysterical and can't help but think of it as the Feast of the Holy Briss now.