Bow Tie

Where both ends meet

Meeting us in his apartment in North Point, J.J. Acuna, the man behind the blog The Wanderlister, is dressed in local designer brands from head to toe.

Friday, 6 July, 2012, 12:00am

The proper tux is more than just a formality

'Tis the season to get that tux out of your closet for parties, and let me offer you some advice: try it on right now and make sure that you still like it, and that it still fits. And that's coming from experience.

9 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Men's club collars trend in mandarin neckline

Out with the neckties, guys, and in with the mandarin collar ... it is chic, cool, comfy, and well, revolutionary.

But for a collar that started with Sun Yat-sen's army, the mandarin collar will be promoted by an uber-exclusive club.

15 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

New year fair toys look certain to become a 'hit'

Since the advent of the clip-on bow tie, Hongkongers may not be familiar with how to tie the neckwear favoured by Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen.

So tonight Civic Party members, in their first appearance at the Lunar New Year Fair in Victoria Park, will teach one way of tying the bow.

12 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Candidates get dressing down on matters of style

Sombre dark suits and smart ties may be required ingredients for many politicians' images but in Hong Kong's chief executive campaign, it's a clash of pink jumpers and loud bow ties.

5 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Political Animal

So, why the sudden change of style? Chief delivers his cool response

The chief executive's visit to his campaign office on Monday not surprisingly drew comment on his choice of attire and any political message behind it. Gone was the trademark bow tie - Donald Tsang Yam-kuen opting, instead, for a jacket with mandarin-style collar, and pocket handkerchief,

25 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

A sensible way to beat the heat and pollution

Future generations might, with justification, look back on the clothes we wear for work and express astonishment. Many of us spend our weekdays in attire that is plainly unsuitable for the searing summer heat and humidity.

11 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

The serious business of satire

Honestly, I hate publishing political satire. The stories are cheap, unconstructive and bad for my company's image. However, these sensational political comics sell very well. So, I like them from a business point of view.

8 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Comic look at 'cunning' bow-tied character

Out goes Silly Old Tung and in comes Bow-tie Monk.

The company that started a publishing sensation with comic books featuring Tung Chee-hwa has returned with a book for the new era under Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen.

18 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Donald ties his election campaign to a familiar sartorial symbol

If it wasn't already, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's bow tie is now officially his personal symbol. Mr Tsang has made his trademark piece of attire, entwined in the Chinese character for his surname, part of his campaign logo.

The blue bow, nestled in the central loop of the green character, was chosen by Mr Tsang from 10 designs by advertising agency Senses Advertising.

3 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

How to tie that tie like a pro

How to tie that tie like a pro

1 Start with the right end extending 4cm lower than the left.

2 Cross the longer (right) end over the left and pass it through the loop, as if tying a ribbon.

3 Double up the shorter end to form a bow (this will be the front base loop of the bow tie). Hold it down with your thumb and forefinger.

21 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

New string to Donald's bow keeps us guessing

They don't call him 'Bow-tie Tsang' for nothing. Our acting chief executive has long been known for his style in neckwear, but CitySeen wonders if Donald Tsang Yam-kuen was also using his bow tie to send subtle political messages on the eve of his appointment. In this photo taken on Friday, Mr Tsang is sporting a very rare example - the Royal Over-Seas League bow tie.

14 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

In league with Harvard

Hong Kong's elite, which is obsessed with Harvard University like a hot fashion brand, like to advertise any tenuous link they have with the Ivy League school. With Chief Secretary Donald 'Bow-tie' Tsang, however, it's quite the other way around.

1 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Tied up in knots

'ARE THERE ANY CIRCUMSTANCES in which a man can wear a bow tie and not look an utter prat?' was my editor's query, betraying in his phrasing the strong feelings and grave misgivings that bow ties can cause. The answer to his question is a heavily qualified 'perhaps'.

13 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

Tied to image by polka-dotted gift

ALL eyes will be on Donald 'Bow Tie' Tsang Yam-kuen this week as he unveils his fifth budget.

But how did the Financial Secretary first acquire the habit of wearing something which has so greatly shaped his public image? Quarry Bay can reveal the secret, which is probably far more interesting than anything Mr Tsang will have to say on Wednesday.

5 Mar 2000 - 12:00am