Hello, 2019. With the recent ticking over of the new calendar year, it’s time to get ready for Chinese New Year. Falling on February 5, 2019 is the Year of the Pig. But aside from the loveable swine, it’s red that remains the celebratory colour. So, what to wear? Bringing home the bacon, we’ve found ten red items for stylish men to wear as we usher in the lunar new year.

Dunhill dinner jacket

Nothing says ‘Chinese New Year’ like a red dinner jacket. Festive and plush, this velvet blazer from Dunhill is sophisticated and chic in burgundy, and it fits like a glove: perfect for those parties that fall on the formal side of the night.

Available at Mr Porter

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Gentle Monster sunglasses

Inject some style-power into your New Year look with a pair of shades. Cut in a lightweight, sturdy acetate frame, these red sunglasses from Gentle Monster are matched with cherry lenses for a tonal take on eyewear. And, they’re suited just as much for indoor (and night-time) wear, as they are during the day.

Available at Selfridges

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Thom Browne track pants

Whether you’re out and about or at home relaxing on the couch, a pair of fashionable track pants makes a welcomed style play for Chinese New Year. Take these tailored and comfortable bottoms from Thom Browne—the Italian polyester casual pants are dressed in hyper red and come with an elasticated waist, cuffed ankles and side pockets, as well as the New York designer’s signature four-bar stripes on the leg for a retro sports finish.

Available at Farfetch

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Alexander McQueen scarf

Crafted from wool and soft silk, Alexander McQueen has released its all-over skull print scarf in dark red and black this season. Double-sided, you can gauge the boldness of your look, styling the scarf to show the red or going the reverse. Pair with a leather jacket to ramp up the rock.

Available at Lane Crawford

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Tod’s velvet loafer

For the Chinese New Year ‘romantic’, look to Tod’s Gommino driving shoes in elegant velvet. The oxblood velour slip-ons are trimmed with leather and grosgrain welt, finished with exposed hand-made stitching and boast the Italian’s iconic outsole in patent leather with embossed rubber pebbles. Molto Bello.

Available at Tod's boutiques

Maison Margiela sneakers

If you’re going to go for red sneakers, this year, make them chunky, vibrant and, of course, Maison Margiela. The maison adds a distressed foam patina and metallic gold trim for a pair of luxury kicks that are ready for their golden magic moment this Chinese New Year.

Available at Mr Porter

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Balenciaga shirt jacket

All the cool fashion kids are wearing Baleniciaga in 2019. And the Parisian houses '90s grunge inflection this season, featuring dark and broody red, is all the more reason to rep it. Head for checks, as seen in this tartan shirt jacket. Made from a padded cotton flannel, the oversized fit and Nirvana nuances make this an easy choice over black jeans and sneakers.

Available at Farfetch

Gucci sweater

For the Chinese New Year die-hards, a pig print is an essential motif this year. Gucci’s pig-intarsia v-neck sweater is knitted from wool, with a sashaying pig motif repetitively printed all over the Italian-made knit. It’s an attention grabber and makes for a memorable style piece in 2019.

Available at Matches Fashion

If you’re on foot this Chinese New Year—hopping between the homes of friends and family—then a backpack is a must. Loewe’s latest model, the Goya, is the brainchild of the Spanish heritage house’s newly appointed design head, Jonathan Anderson. It boasts a modern boxed shape made from pure leather, designed to be styled slouchy or boxed. Colour of choice? Raspberry wine (red), of course.

Available at Selfridges

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Fendi belt bag

Channel your inner 90’s child at New Year. Patterned with the Italian casa’s iconic ‘FF’ monogram, this candy-red Fendi belt bag is made from glossed jacquard fabric and boasts multiple compartments that zip shut with stylish silver hardware. More logo mania comes way of the Fendi Stamp appliqued on the front.

Available at Fendi

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