Alternate TNG Uniforms

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Rekkert, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. Rekkert

    Rekkert Fleet Captain Premium Member

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    The other day I started a personal project to vectorize Trek uniforms.

    While I began (and finished) the canon TNG uniforms, I quickly moved to experiment and create my own take on the uniforms. What do you think of these? You can see the full resolution version here.

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  2. cardinal biggles

    cardinal biggles EAT FARTS Moderator

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    They look like they take a lot of inspiration from the discarded uniforms developed for Generations, with the chest flap, striped sleeve insignia, and department color on the collar.
     
  3. Sgt_G

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    Seems a little redundant to have three different rank insignia. The chest flap seems weird to me. I used to fence (foil and saber, but not epee) and these look very much like fencing jackets, but I'm used to the closure being on the left side.

    From a practical point of view, I don't like the pant cuffs. How do you have them tailored for length? I wouldn't mind seeing the bloused boots from TOS here.
     
  4. Bry_Sinclair

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    Would agree with that. One such type would be more than enough. I am curious how the cuff or shoulder ranks for non-coms would work.
     
  5. Rekkert

    Rekkert Fleet Captain Premium Member

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    Indeed, the Generations uniform is my favorite, and while I didn't start basing these on those uniforms, there's clearly a similarity in the finished design.

     
  6. Rekkert

    Rekkert Fleet Captain Premium Member

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    I screwed up the formatting of the quotes in that post. :/

    I'm not seeing the edit button, is it disabled because I'm new?
     
  7. starburst

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    Like others have said they look like a refined version of the Generations uniforms, out of interest with the buttons did you gain any inspiration from the Officers uniforms on BSG? I always saw those as a similar concept to the WOK/GEN designs but ones which work much better in the "real" world.

    The one thing I would think could be added would be a simple belt like the BSG uniforms which would sit to separate the jacket and trousers?
     
  8. Kaiser

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    very cool uniforms Id wear them :)
     
  9. Shawnster

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    In addition to noncoms, what does an admiral's uniform look like?
     
  10. B.J.

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    Nice work! I like that your artwork shows us the full sleeve, instead of many that have the cuffs behind the back.

    As for the concept itself, it looks good, but it reminds me of the Admiral-of-the-week uniforms in TNG. What I mean by that is it seems like a "busied-up" version of the actual TNG unforms.
     
  11. Rekkert

    Rekkert Fleet Captain Premium Member

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    Thanks all for the comments!

    Someone on the Trek subreddit also mentioned the similarities with the BSG uniform. I knew of them, but I never watched the series so they weren't a particular inspiration. The buttons were mostly inspired on more classical naval uniforms, like this one.

    I experimented a bit with adding a belt, but in the end I didn't like the result, so I chose to remove it. :P

    Thanks! Haha, I started from scratch precisely because I didn't want to use that traditional pose with the hands behind the back.
     
  12. cardinal biggles

    cardinal biggles EAT FARTS Moderator

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    I like the effort that you put into these uniforms, @Rekkert , but they don't really work for me, and these posts I quoted helped me figure out exactly what wasn't working. There's just too much going on, with the rank insignia in three places, and then the flap and buttons, and all the gold piping everywhere. If this is what a standard duty uniform for an officer looks like, then an admiral's uniform or a dress uniform would be downright gaudy. :p
     
  13. Rekkert

    Rekkert Fleet Captain Premium Member

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    I understand what you're saying, and that's ok. I did these wanting to recreate more Napoleonic style uniforms, and I get that that's not everyone's cup of tea.
     
  14. Tomalak

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    In-universe, you'd be scanned and a uniform would be produced that perfectly fitted each individual. Off the peg sizes would be a laughably antiquated concept! For more luxurious clothing, tailors obviously still exist, such as Garak.

    As Rekkert points out, this is something all the TNG era costumes actually had - secured around the boot with a thick elastic strap IIRC.
     
  15. Ar-Pharazon

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    These would be great as a dress uniforms. Certainly much better than the full waistcoat ones we saw on TNG.

    Of course, I feel like the TOS movies maroon ones were too fancy for regular uniforms.
     
  16. Sgt_G

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    That's fine for "in-universe", but what about the real-world wardrobe department? My wife does that type of work on occasion and said it would be a real PITA to do.
     
  17. Tomalak

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    Bob Blackman inherited the idea from Theiss, but when he could have discarded it at any point, he actually kept that feature through all the Starfleet uniform variations he designed. Presumably they found a way to make it work?
     
  18. Sgt_G

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    Presumably.

    I on the other hand, would prefer the bloused boots look ala TOS.
     
  19. GhostLoveScore

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    I like it, good job. I wonder why they didn't design it a bit less like a pajamas. On the other hand, Star Trek Enterprise had (for me) the best uniforms.
     
  20. Ar-Pharazon

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    I like your user-name. Nightwish much?