Is it just me or did civilian clothes improve from TNG?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' started by Jayson, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. The Dominion

    The Dominion Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    It's retro chic.
     
  2. M'rk son of Mogh

    M'rk son of Mogh Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Haha, google search the clothing worn 300 years ago. I don't think retro goes that far back. :)
     
  3. DeepSpaceWine

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    In their defense, it was a 1970s planet re-enacting The China Syndrome. Didn't those shirts or colors also resurface in "Favorite Son"?
     
  4. Mister Spock

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    The civilian clothing looked better in Deep Space Nine as they were somewhat more believable. Jake Sisko's latter day look of dark coloured waistcoats and patterned shirts is timeless.
     
  5. dub

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    Man, I wish I was around the trekbbs in 2011! People actually had a sense of humor! :eek:
     
  6. Sad Kelpian Child

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    What do you mean TNG outfits were silly? Gray sweaters are awesome!
     
  7. urbandefault

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    Classically, the mullet was "business in the front, party in the back." In the 80s, a well done mullet was a thing of beauty. A poorly executed one was hideous, a thing to be shunned and ridiculed. The term has come to represent the latter.

    As for clothing, there are a lot of styles that we all wore in our past and wish we could erase. Unfortunately these fashions always come back to haunt us, worn by young folks who tell us how cool they are now and how uncool we were then.

    Mark my words: The mullet will return. And it will be embraced by those who will ridicule their parents who ridiculed it before them.
     
  8. USS Triumphant

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  9. FreedPhotons

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    This.
    TNG tried maybe a bit too hard to get a "futuristic" look that may have looked a bit silly, but at least they made an effort. There was a conscious desire to try and imagine what people could wear 400 years from now.

    DS9 just gave up after the first few seasons and pretended everyone somehow wore 1990s clothes. Just like they didn't bother too much with the Bajoran priests who are just wearing slightly updated medieval Japanese clothing (right down to the hats)... Strange coincidence for a planet that had no contact with Earth until the 24th century.
     
  10. Herkimer Jitty

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    What PLANET did you live on in the 90s?
     
  11. Data girl

    Data girl Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    I thought the outfits looked 90s in some ways. The outfits were shiny and had lots of blues and purples.
    I hated when Dukat had to wear them in season 7. I liked the military uniform much better.
     
  12. commanderkai

    commanderkai Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Of course DS9 improved the civilian clothes from TNG. They had a number of episodes in 50s suits and fedoras. That is the pinnacle of fashion!

    Jake's clothes looked awful, but some of the Bajoran and some of Sisko's outfits were tolerable or even attractive.
     
  13. USS Triumphant

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    Jake's and Wesley's clothes were probably based on some late 80s child development theory that oddly shaped clothes with many colors were good for developing minds. The theory might even be correct, but it certainly looks fairly awful!
     
  14. Ro_Laren

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    How come this thread only has one picture, lol?
     
  15. commanderkai

    commanderkai Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Thank God I was born two days before 1990. I was spared horrible baby pictures.
     
  16. Jarvisimo

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    Exactly!! I'd say Jake has awesome late-teen and especially adult fashion. He's pretty hipster.

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  17. { Emilia }

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    I still have nightmares from the colored tights some women were wearing in TNG. :(
     
  18. Jarvisimo

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    This is interesting...
     
  19. commanderkai

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    I think my balls are crying from how...uncomfortable the outfit Riker is wearing looks.