Re: What was wrong with the TMP uniforms?
As many before me have said, the TMP uniforms look like pajamas.
That's what you get when you are going to produce a new Star Trek and want to make it different from TOS just for the sake of being different. (the TNG uniforms are also bad)
See JJ-Trek. For as many as its bizarre choices en ever other aspect, they managed to modernize the TOS uniforms while keeping the design recognizable.
The TOS uniforms looked like pajamas, too.
Once every lifetime, we're swallowed by the whale.