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Old May 8 2010, 12:17 PM   #61
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Re: Wearing Starfleet Uniform Out in Public - Help

I've always been a Trek fan, never been into sports at all, but I do think wearing a Trek uniform in public is social suicide. For whatever reason, Trek is not 'cool' in the mainstream, so I wouldn't dare advertise my status as a Trekkie in public.

I think the worst thing that ever happened for fandom was the jury lady in Trekkies. After that, our credibility, if we ever had any, was gone.
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Old May 8 2010, 12:22 PM   #62
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For whatever reason, Trek is not 'cool' in the mainstream, so I wouldn't dare advertise my status as a Trekkie in public.
Sigh. ST has extremely good public acceptance and recognition in Australia. I've never had a problem (since 1979) wearing ST T-shirts, the odd trip on public transport in uniform to get to a ST function, attending ST premiere nights in costume, and so on.

You have as much chance of being ridiculed for wearing a losing football team's jersey as for a ST uniform.

As for the jury duty woman, how many people in the Australian mainstream even remember this minor new item from a decade ago? Surely the recent Adelaide comic shop guy, foiling a shoplifting in his store while he was dressed as Spider-Man, has replaced her in the public consciousness by now.
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Old May 9 2010, 12:25 AM   #63
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The skirt has to be long enough to hide your junk, the longer the skirt, the more of a man you are.
But it's not a skirt. It can't ride up. One leg is wrapped snugly by the material.
How about "hemline?" And if one leg is wrapped as you say, wouldn't the "skirt" move wrong as you walk.
Why wear that kind of outfit at all if you can't have some sashay as you move away.
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Old May 9 2010, 12:28 AM   #64
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Dressing up in any kind of costume as everyday wear is pretty much the sure sign of a tool.
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Old May 9 2010, 03:36 AM   #65
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But what do I get when I see a famous sports person in action?
The admiration come from the level of competition and dedication necessary to get to where they are are in the world, some of these guys are literally one in a million.

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http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/memoryalpha/en/images/thumb/e/ee/Man_in_a_skant.jpg/313px-Man_in_a_skant.jpg
It occurs to me that if this guy is walking around commando then the length of the skirt might be a form of bragging. The skirt has to be long enough to hide your junk, the longer the skirt, the more of a man you are.

This man's skirt is half way to his knees, hmmmm.

(I really need to go on a date)
Yes l was wondering if this guy was wearing a long top or a skirt.

One time when l was on a bus to Melbourne l seen a guy in a skirt plus he was carrying a handbag.

Poeple were looking at him but they just stared at him.

I think any where in the world you have to be careful even if you are wearing a costume for fun some will bully or hit you if you do not watch out.

But for me if l seen someone wearing a costume and it was there favoute thing to wear l wouldnt say or do anything because you should be able to do things in moderation.but it is other people.

It is a shame we can wear what we want in this world to some exstent..

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Old May 10 2010, 07:44 AM   #66
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Reading through this whole thread, this one "signature" of a poster came to mind, as it popped up whenever this person posted.

"In all the history of the world, a riot has NEVER broken out at a Sci-Fi convention."

And once sports entered the discussion, I recall all the anger and violence that actually is involved with both the players and fans of sports teams.

A Star Trek uniform might get you looks, but I highly doubt it would provoke someone enough to physically harm you. Especially as a man... I could see someone trying to come onto a female a little too strong, but that's a different scenario.

You're more likely to get into an altercation wearing a sports jersey. People can get really riled up. I recently moved to the LA area and I feel like a walking target every time I wear my orange Giants sweatshirt. But I still wear it because I'm a fan.

Honestly, I've only dressed up in Star Trek uniforms when going to conventions, the Hilton's Star Trek experience years ago in Vegas, for a movie premiere, Halloween, and a Star Trek museum. I've had fun every time and after a bit, stop caring about stares. I always have fun.

I say if you're comfortable, go for it. It's just clothing. All the negativity here and comments about people's appearance and state of mind are disappointing. Have fun with being a fan and enjoy something that you purchased that made you happy. That was the whole point of the purchase, and the OP was doubt that some outside source put into your head.
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Old May 10 2010, 02:13 PM   #67
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"In all the history of the world, a riot has NEVER broken out at a Sci-Fi convention."
That's because the basement dwellers are not capable of physically harming anyone.
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Old May 10 2010, 10:31 PM   #68
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Why wear that kind of outfit at all if you can't have some sashay as you move away.
As far as I understand, the TNG skant is like a pair of black shorts, with the contrasting colour panel making a skirt-like flap across the front. A divided skirt. Culottes.

And Troi did some good sashaying in "Encounter at Farpoint".
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Old May 11 2010, 05:58 PM   #69
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http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/memoryalpha/en/images/thumb/e/ee/Man_in_a_skant.jpg/313px-Man_in_a_skant.jpg
WOOHOO!! Now that is a Star Trek hottie!!
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Old May 11 2010, 07:26 PM   #70
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I don't think I've ever heard of anyone in trek gear receiving bodily injury..however, I doubt wearing it is a good idea other than a t-shirt if you want to gain social acceptance. Uniforms are a bit much outside of conventions.

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Old May 11 2010, 11:13 PM   #71
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I don't think I've ever heard of anyone in trek gear receiving bodily injury..
Except for redshirts, surely?
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Old May 11 2010, 11:16 PM   #72
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I used to attend conventions in my twentieth century Earth infiltration away team attire and nobody really seemed to bother me too much. Except ironically enough for that group of jerks at the costume contest.
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Old May 12 2010, 01:42 AM   #73
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I don't think I've ever heard of anyone in trek gear receiving bodily injury..however, I doubt wearing it is a good idea other than a t-shirt if you want to gain social acceptance. Uniforms are a bit much outside of conventions.

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Since Star Trek premiered last year I have seen more Star Trek t-shirts than all the previous 40+ years of Trek. Perhaps Trek has become more socially acceptable. Although I still think wearing a costume every day is too much.
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Old May 12 2010, 02:34 AM   #74
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Since Star Trek premiered last year I have seen more Star Trek t-shirts than all the previous 40+ years of Trek. Perhaps Trek has become more socially acceptable. Although I still think wearing a costume every day is too much.

Either that, or a lot of people were eating Rice Krispies and Cheez-Its.
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Old May 12 2010, 03:07 AM   #75
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I've got a great idea. You should wear your Starfleet uniform to job interviews. That way you don't even need a resume. The interviewer will take one look at you in your proud Starfleet uniform and know you are loyal, hard-working and don't lie. They'll hire you on the spot.

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