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Old December 1 2013, 11:32 AM   #1
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I'm wondering what season one apparel was made of? It looks kind of velourish but, that didn't come around til the 70's, no?
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Old December 1 2013, 11:50 AM   #2
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Re: Those Clothes Look Comfortable

http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Mudd's_Women_(episode)
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■The velour uniforms used in this episode had shrunk since they were first used in "The Corbomite Maneuver". According to Bob Justman and Herbert F. Solow's book Inside Star Trek: The Real Story, the velour uniforms shrank every time they were cleaned. The actors' union requirements specified that the costumes had to be cleaned daily.
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Old December 1 2013, 03:13 PM   #3
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Re: Those Clothes Look Comfortable

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I'm wondering what season one apparel was made of? It looks kind of velourish but, that didn't come around til the 70's, no?
Velour fabric has been around since the Forties. The eighteen-forties, that is.
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Old December 1 2013, 03:44 PM   #4
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I noticed that the Memory Alpha excerpt is from the "Mudd's Women" entry. Did all the costumes shrink? (As if Theiss wasn't already a challenge for the female cast.)
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Old December 2 2013, 09:27 AM   #5
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I noticed that the Memory Alpha excerpt is from the "Mudd's Women" entry. Did all the costumes shrink? (As if Theiss wasn't already a challenge for the female cast.)
The women's uniforms definitely shrank. There are cases in the first season where the hemline didn't cover the whole buttocks. Apparently, Roddenberry insisted that skirts be shorter than Theiss would have wanted, and then the velour shrank on top of that.
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I noticed that the Memory Alpha excerpt is from the "Mudd's Women" entry. Did all the costumes shrink? (As if Theiss wasn't already a challenge for the female cast.)
The women's uniforms definitely shrank. There are cases in the first season where the hemline didn't cover the whole buttocks. Apparently, Roddenberry insisted that skirts be shorter than Theiss would have wanted, and then the velour shrank on top of that.
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Old December 3 2013, 08:46 AM   #7
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I'm wondering what season one apparel was made of? It looks kind of velourish but, that didn't come around til the 70's, no?
Velour fabric has been around since the Forties. The eighteen-forties, that is.
Uh Yeah, that's what I meant.
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Old December 3 2013, 10:11 AM   #8
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http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Mudd's_Women_(episode)
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■The velour uniforms used in this episode had shrunk since they were first used in "The Corbomite Maneuver". According to Bob Justman and Herbert F. Solow's book Inside Star Trek: The Real Story, the velour uniforms shrank every time they were cleaned. The actors' union requirements specified that the costumes had to be cleaned daily.
Well, that explains why Shatner's gut seems to get bigger and bigger...
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Old December 23 2013, 11:56 AM   #9
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I have grave misgivings about the future of haberdashery ...
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Old December 24 2013, 01:30 AM   #10
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Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
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Old December 24 2013, 06:21 AM   #11
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I have grave misgivings about the future of haberdashery ...
And don't forget, when they went to San Francisco in the next film, he switched...to a leather suit.
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Old December 28 2013, 12:18 PM   #12
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I don't know. I just don't know.
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Old December 28 2013, 07:24 PM   #13
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I have grave misgivings about the future of haberdashery ...
And don't forget, when they went to San Francisco in the next film, he switched...to a leather suit.
Hey, it gets chilly in the city!
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Old December 30 2013, 02:02 AM   #14
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Kirk tries avoiding the whole thing, by going shirtless as often as possible ...

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