Star Trek - Fashion Styles of the future ?!?!?

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by KamenRiderBlade, Nov 15, 2019.

  1. KamenRiderBlade

    KamenRiderBlade Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Oct 24, 2012
    What are the good/bad ideas of Men/Women's fashion throughout the series and time.

    What I never liked or agreed with is the lack of pockets in the future for Men/Women's fashion.

    I think it should be the reverse where we see more pockets, especially zippered pockets that are covered with a Velcro & Magnetic flap to hide said pocket and reduce the pocket entrance to a simple slit that you opened and unzippered before you can access your stuff.
  2. Qonundrum

    Qonundrum Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    May 18, 2017
    The clinic located by the Q Continuum
    Yeah but then, on the alien planet where the aliens are trigger-happy or if a moronic red shirt already whipped his out (like in "Friday's Child"), there'd be zero chance of anyone being able to defend one's self. Thankfully "Friday's Child"'s potential bloodbath ceased before it really got started.
  3. 1001001

    1001001 I Like the Nightlife, Baby! Moderator

    Nov 3, 2001
    Beyond the Gilded Cage
    Great Idea...

    Really Great Idea...
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  4. BillJ

    BillJ History's Greatest Monster Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2001
    Confederate States of America: Trump Edition
    I’m sure I’d look downright heroic in either of those. :rofl:
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  5. KamenRiderBlade

    KamenRiderBlade Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Oct 24, 2012
    This is why you have proper holsters for quick drawing if you are in that situation.
  6. Takeru

    Takeru Space Police Premium Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    Germany, EU, Earth
    I'm all for men showing some skin but those costumes make my eyes bleed.
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  7. XCV330

    XCV330 Premium Member

    Sep 24, 2017
    I liked the mirror universe civvie clothes form Discovery, especially Lorca's jacket. I generally like Vulcan clothing but it seems like some sort of Senegalese style kaftan would have been more logical for their world, but when have the vulcans ever truly been logical when it comes to such things?

    TNG through Voy era civvies clothes are generally atrocious and have not aged well. The demands on the costuming department must have been extreme, but.. come on.
  8. NewHeavensNewEarth

    NewHeavensNewEarth Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jan 16, 2019
    I like that everyone gets to work in onesies pajamas in the future.

    It's casual Friday, and I still couldn't rock that.
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  9. Tenacity

    Tenacity Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jul 14, 2016
    You never know when you're going to have to access your stuff.

    Just ask Captain Kirk.
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  10. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Vice Admiral Admiral

    May 7, 2011
    Aug 10, 1999
    Not just that they haven't aged well, but I didn't like most of them even at the time.

    By contrast: the civvies in the movies, ENT, DSC, and PIC look pretty good. And in PIC, this will be more important than ever before, since Starfleet isn't the main focus.
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  11. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Nov 5, 2008
    King Daniel Beyond
    Quick, someone post a photo of Kyle Riker's buisness suit onesie.

    I thought the TNG/DS9/VOY civilian costume designs were dreadful. Wesley wore a rainbow sweater and Jake Sisko dressed like a bus seat. Garak wore clothing made of GP waiting room carpets.
  12. AllisonR

    AllisonR Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Nov 19, 2019
    Hmm, I LOVE the DS9 outfits. Garak had all those muted purples, yellows and greens, in very satisfying patterns. Quark seemed to get a new crazy outfit every episode. I like Kira's outfits as well. It's tiring looking at Starfleet uniforms all the time. I will admit you are spot on about Jake though, he does look like a bus seat.

    Personally if I had to wear the outfits myself, I wouldn't mind having to go to work in a onesie at all. How comfy. Though anyone over the age of 50 or too plump (myself included) should automatically qualify for a cap (bathrobe) on top of the onesie to hide all the bumps and sags. Wouldn't be any worse than what I see now - I work in a gaming sw company so everyone wears crocks and socks, or just bare feet, shorts.... whatever.
  13. C.E. Evans

    C.E. Evans Admiral Admiral

    Nov 22, 2001
    Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
    I've become increasingly okay with the idea of no pockets on standard Starfleet uniforms, because beyond current-day needs, our futuristic heroes really only need pockets to carry things they can't get wherever they're going. To that end, we've seen personnel carry kits and holsters for various equipment, and I suppose anything more can either be beamed in or out when necessary. During ENT, it's understandable that those uniforms would have pockets with transporter usage not all that common yet.

    One thing I do lament is the lack of field jackets in the 24th-Century. TMP, TWOK, and ENT had the right idea of landing party jackets with pockets, IMO. The field jackets in "The Cage" also had pockets, but they seemed only big enough to carry small slips of paper or very small pebbles. Maybe they were meant to keep the wearer's hands warm in chilly environments, dunno.
  14. Mister Spock

    Mister Spock Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Nov 24, 2013
    North London, England
    I rather like Jake Sisko's style after his growth spurt, where they put him in a variety of coloured shirts and waistcoats. It looked far better on him than the bold, two-tone jumpsuits and oversized colourful shirts he'd previously worn.

    I also really like the outfit worn by Doctor Stubbs in Evolution. It's a sort of futuristic 'shabby professor' chic. A baggy tweed sports coat worn over a cardigan and light blue shirt.

    My favourite will always be Doctor McCoy's denim jacket from The Final Frontier and his suede jacket from The Search for Spock. The man had style and knew how to make a neckerchief work.
  15. Kor

    Kor Admiral Admiral

    Jul 31, 2001
    My mansion on Qo'noS
    I like some of the civilian stuff from TOS. Nilz Baris and Arne Darvin look pretty sharp in those sleek 60s'-designed suits in "The Trouble with Tribbles." But then, I'm a sucker for 60s aesthetics in general.