Grey Dress Uniforms

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies XI+' started by AlxxlA, May 19, 2013.

  1. AlxxlA

    AlxxlA Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    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.
     
  2. C.E. Evans

    C.E. Evans Admiral Admiral

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    I thought they were fine and looked great as is.
     
  3. ROBE

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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?
     
  4. Tosk

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

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    Those were flight suits for shuttles.
     
  6. ROBE

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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.
     
  7. EnsignRicky

    EnsignRicky Commodore Commodore

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    I thought the hats were a little silly; But why not?
     
  8. sj4iy

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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.
     
  9. Tosk

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

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

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    No.

    I thought they looked like a combined mash-up of the best parts of the current Services uniforms.
     
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  12. mattman8907

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    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.
     
  13. ROBE

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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?
     
  14. Hando

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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...
     
  15. AbramsIsSatan

    AbramsIsSatan Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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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.
     
  16. ROBE

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    Hando you are correct Pike had four gold bars because he was a full admiral.
    He had on his cuffs two thin gold stripes over a thick gold stripe with one thin gold stripe below.
    Marcus had the same cuff stripes, however he had five gold bars as head admiral.
    Starfleet at this point doesn't seem to have any Fleet Admirals.
     
  17. starburst

    starburst Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Really? To me the updated TOS Gold/Red/Blue uniforms are perfect.

    Which costumes are you referring to when you say the original cast uniforms?
     
  18. Coloratura

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    Also, McCoy's medical outfit right near the end of the movie. Very TMP.

    I love the uniform designs. To be honest, they make a hell of a lot of sense.
     
  19. AbramsIsSatan

    AbramsIsSatan Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    The burgundy from the movies.

    I think the gray dress uniforms are a riff on those.
     
  20. nightwind1

    nightwind1 Commodore Commodore

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    Ah, yes. The big, bulky wool coats with turtle-neck sweaters underneath them.