About CHOW Wei Ming

Brand consultant, photographer, creative director, storyteller, and a true believer of the power of visual communications. Outwardly expresses a friendly disposition, but hides a perfectionist nature deep inside him.

Cravat: The Ancestor Of The Modern Neckwear

We’ve presented the woven ties, knit ties and even bow ties in the previous episodes. So now let’s go further back in time to visit the ancestor of all modern neckwear – the cravat. The modern cravat isn’t technically the Continue reading Cravat: The Ancestor Of The Modern Neckwear

Bow Tie: How To Stand Out Amongst The Well Dressed

Two things come to the mind when you mention “bow tie”. Either the elegant dinner suit in a formal black tie gala, or a clown wearing a fancy costume. The former is fittingly accurate. Black bow ties are the defining Continue reading Bow Tie: How To Stand Out Amongst The Well Dressed

What’s A Knit Tie, And Is There Such A Thing As A Casual Tie?

We’ve already established that there are ties for every level of formality. But are ties all there is to spicing up your attire? What about the times when you still want to look dressed up, yet remain comfortably casual? Is Continue reading What’s A Knit Tie, And Is There Such A Thing As A Casual Tie?

Is The Tie The Only Accessory To Formalise Your Attire?

Need to impress an important client? Put on a tie… Need to give a presentation to the board of directors? Put on a tie… Attending a job interview? Put on a tie… It seems as though everybody’s come to a Continue reading Is The Tie The Only Accessory To Formalise Your Attire?

Pocket Square: Not Just An Afterthought After All

Dressing well is one sure way to enhance your personal brand projection. But donning a bespoke suit or jacket alone is merely the first of many steps to elevate your image. Let’s face it, most gentlemen who care enough about Continue reading Pocket Square: Not Just An Afterthought After All

Without The Shirt, Suits And Jackets Are Meaningless

We have shared about suits, blazers, sport jackets, and even dress shoes in the past. But without the shirt, these tailored garments are essentially meaningless. You can mix and match, or remove any garment, and it’s still pretty much acceptable. Continue reading Without The Shirt, Suits And Jackets Are Meaningless

Dress Shoes: The Final Piece Of Puzzle In A Man’s Wardrobe

We’ve heard this before, that shoes are the anchor to one’s outfit. So why do so many men still skimp on dress shoes when they spend tonnes of cash on bespoke suits? Whether you realise it or not, shoes are Continue reading Dress Shoes: The Final Piece Of Puzzle In A Man’s Wardrobe

Wet Shaving At Home: Chore Or Indulgence?

Our ancestors didn’t have the benefit of running water in their homes. Hence, shaving was a weekly visit to the neighbourhood barber. And wet shaving by a professional barber was the only way to go. There simply wasn’t any other Continue reading Wet Shaving At Home: Chore Or Indulgence?

Sport Jacket: The Quintessential Casual Jacket

A sport jacket is the singular garment that will spice up your style. But we also mentioned that the sport jacket is a “casual” jacket. Now that’s a little difficult for many to follow. A tailored jacket is a “formal” Continue reading Sport Jacket: The Quintessential Casual Jacket

Swiss Watch Snob Or Horology Enthusiast?

What comes to your mind when asked to describe Switzerland? A plethora of examples, I bet. Swiss Alps, Swiss neutrality, Swiss bank, Swiss chocolate, Swiss Army knife, Swiss cheese, and of course, the famous Swiss watch. So much so that Continue reading Swiss Watch Snob Or Horology Enthusiast?