I don't really know how to tie a tie, so I usually just let my creativity take over. I guess it's pretty much alright so long as it (sort of) end up looking like a tie.
Anyway here's a diagram:
It doesn't make sense to me. 3 and 4 don't seem to match. Ugh forget it.
So anyway, I don't have a tie-tie. I have like... Sort of a scarf-tie thing. Hence I can afford to make the tie look a tad messy. (:
I think that plain ties are the best, cause it's easy to match, plus it wouldn't look too messy. Imagine, you're wearing heaps of stuff, brightly coloured bangles, bulky outer coat etc etc, you want the tie to be simple and not too eye-catchy else you look like some overdressed moron. It happens.
I would like to highlight that you shouldn't wear ties with round neck shirts, it's NOT COOL. It's stupid. That's of course, what I think.
chao ah beng.
Oh, and GLOVES! Preferably white since it's bright and stands out more. But of course, if you have sweaty palms then go for other colours, it might end up staining the gloves to a disgusting yellow.
I would consider wearing a midnight black dress and shoes, black bangles and everything. Then don on a BRIGHT ORANGE pair of gloves. Wouldn't that be cool? Okay... Quite funny, but still! I think that's cool.
I also think that confidence makes up 30% of the outfit. (: