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AlxxlA May 19 2013 11:17 AM

Grey Dress Uniforms
 
Did anyone else find the high-collar greys to be unappealing? I think they would have looked much sharper (and more traditional) in white, perhaps with divisional-colour cap bands.

Also, I found it odd that they seem to serve as both dress/ceremonial uniforms and garrison/service uniforms without any variation in accoutrements.

C.E. Evans May 19 2013 12:10 PM

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I thought they were fine and looked great as is.

ROBE May 19 2013 12:19 PM

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I loved them, nice and smart and professional. Also not being politically correct and putting female officers in skirts and boots.
Just wish they would explain the rank bars?

Tosk May 19 2013 12:22 PM

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I liked the little windows so that you could see what division color they were wearing underneath.

ROBE May 19 2013 12:38 PM

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Those were flight suits for shuttles.

ROBE May 19 2013 12:46 PM

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The honour guard with the UFP flag we're wearing belts, silver/blue sashes and gloves, so I presume they were ceremonial additions to the dress uniforms.

EnsignRicky May 19 2013 01:36 PM

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I thought the hats were a little silly; But why not?

sj4iy May 19 2013 02:46 PM

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I like them because it makes the officers look very smart. The high collar was a recurring theme for dress clothes and casual clothes, so I'm thinking it is the style in the movie. I liked that the clothes were practical and not really strange, pointy or bright.

Tosk May 19 2013 03:05 PM

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Quote:

ROBE wrote: (Post 8115481)
Those were flight suits for shuttles.

Ah well, whichever they were. I liked that little touch.

Maestro May 19 2013 03:20 PM

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I liked the tip of the hat to TMP with the white frontshields on the admirals.

The Keeper May 19 2013 05:44 PM

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No.

I thought they looked like a combined mash-up of the best parts of the current Services uniforms.

mattman8907 May 19 2013 06:12 PM

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Quote:

ROBE wrote: (Post 8115427)
I loved them, nice and smart and professional. Also not being politically correct and putting female officers in skirts and boots.
Just wish they would explain the rank bars?

I liked them as well. from what i could tell 1 bar is ensign 2 bars is lieutenant 3 bars are for Lieutenant Commanders and Commanders (if you note that Scotty had two bars on his dress uniform instead of 3 and both he and McCoy are both Lieutenant Commanders so it must have been a prop error). and four are for Captains.

ROBE May 19 2013 07:19 PM

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I agree it looks like:
Ensign = 1 silver bar
Lieutenant = 2 silver bars
Lieutenant commanders & commanders = 3 silver bars
Captain = 4 silver bars
Commodore = 1 gold bar
Rear admiral = 2 gold bars
Vice admiral = 3 gold bars
Admiral = 4 gold bars with 5 if Head of Starfleet.
I am pretty sure Scotty had only 2 silver bars while McCoy had 3 silver bars, so it must be a costume error?

Hando May 19 2013 08:14 PM

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I would agree.

Maybe my eyes were playing trick, but I would swear that Pike had 4 bars. Well, I should recheck...

AbramsIsSatan May 19 2013 08:44 PM

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I wish they'd ditch the TOS uniforms. I like the original cast uniforms, and the grey dress unis are the closest thing.


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