RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 141,392
Posts: 5,505,305
Members: 25,129
Currently online: 423
Newest member: oorang

TrekToday headlines

Retro Review: The Emperor’s New Cloak
By: Michelle on Dec 20

Star Trek Opera
By: T'Bonz on Dec 19

New Abrams Project
By: T'Bonz on Dec 18

IDW Publishing March 2015 Comics
By: T'Bonz on Dec 17

Paramount Star Trek 3 Expectations
By: T'Bonz on Dec 17

Star Trek #39 Sneak Peek
By: T'Bonz on Dec 16

Star Trek 3 Potential Director Shortlist
By: T'Bonz on Dec 16

Official Starships Collection Update
By: T'Bonz on Dec 15

Retro Review: Prodigal Daughter
By: Michelle on Dec 13

Sindicate Lager To Debut In The US Next Week
By: T'Bonz on Dec 12


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Welcome to the Trek BBS! > General Trek Discussion

General Trek Discussion Trek TV and cinema subjects not related to any specific series or movie.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old July 29 2010, 04:55 PM   #16
Sci
Admiral
 
Sci's Avatar
 
Location: "Don't blame me--I voted for Jaresh-Inyo!"
Re: Uniform ideas for Trek

Penta wrote: View Post
Sci wrote: View Post
Penta wrote: View Post
One change I'm going to make purely out of personal taste: No neckties. None. Neckties are annoying and evil, says the guy who's never had the coordination to tie a knot, to say nothing of a tie. [Hey, if I'm designing, I get to abolish the necktie!]
I love neckties! Neckties are cool. I often make it a point to try to wear neckties with T-shirts and turtlenecks whenever possible, not just suits.
You're just strange, Sci. Like I said, I can't tie a tie IRL, so that's most of my antipathy.
Well, fair enough. (Windsor knots are pure evil to tie.) That's why the trick is to tie them once you get them and then never untie them -- just store them pre-tied.
__________________
"Every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic Socialism, as I understand it." - George Orwell, 1946
Sci is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 29 2010, 05:27 PM   #17
Penta
Commander
 
Re: Uniform ideas for Trek

Yeah, getting back to the uniforms though...OK, maybe people have issues with where I got my inspiration from, but if you could, visualize the actual uniforms in your head.

Thoughts?
Penta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 30 2010, 01:11 AM   #18
EmperorTiberius
Captain
 
EmperorTiberius's Avatar
 
Re: Uniform ideas for Trek

For the main uniform, I don't like the shoulder boards, too dated, even by our standards, and it looks bad. I also don't like piping down the legs. A simple stripe would do, or a series of stripes or patterns denoting ranks. If you want to allude back to wet navy, you can also use rings around sleeves to denote rank.

I like the hat idea, even if it is only for the captain, it would look great.
I like the wings idea
I like the velcro idea but they should not be visible, otherwise the uniform looks cheap. A captain has to exude authority, not look like a car mechanic or a garbage collector.

Ties, I like them, but i think they would be outdated by 24th century and would look silly, just like those old ties look silly to us?? Either way, you can design a good uniform with or without them.

May be include gloves? They looked good on Romulans, plus they are very functional.



Germans had very nice uniforms back in the day. Here's Admiral Donitz, pretty cool. I think simplicity is important, don't overdo it. Regular officers should just have starfleet insignia, may be a medal or two, and rings and/or stripes for ranks.





PS I think DS9, Nemesis dress uniform was nice. The sharp angles of the jacket gave them an alien appearance, and there should be at least some alien influence in the design.
EmperorTiberius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 30 2010, 01:20 AM   #19
EmperorTiberius
Captain
 
EmperorTiberius's Avatar
 
Re: Uniform ideas for Trek

Oh, and I also like the name tag idea
EmperorTiberius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 30 2010, 01:42 AM   #20
Penta
Commander
 
Re: Uniform ideas for Trek

I went with shoulderboards over sleeve stripes for the simple reason that sleeve stripes are harder to read at a glance for the newbie - and as a practical matter, for an RPG, it's a necessity to keep the pips, even if you don't use them on the *collar*, because they're used on the website (and switching is...difficult). Otherwise, it'd be more of a tossup, and I could see going to a whole new set of rank indicators.

So far as gloves - It'd depend on the uniform. For working uniforms, I see them. Duty uniforms, no. Dress uniforms it's sort of like headgear - you need to account for a multispecies environment.

Last edited by Penta; July 30 2010 at 01:45 AM. Reason: gloves comments added
Penta is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
post-ds9, rpgs, uniforms

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 05:29 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.