Family - 4.2
Did you guys see STID yet? How’d that go for you? I don’t think we’ll do a whole fashion post on the costumes in the movie (though I loved those jackets with the clear triangles so you could see the color of the uniform underneath), but I did want to point out one thing I thought was really well-done in terms of costume design: in the scene where Scotty is out of uniform, he’s wearing this outfit that isn’t exactly from the 1970s, but is most certainly inspired by the 1970s. We’re meant to understand that Scotty, while he may be a wonderful engineer, is not really a fashion plate and is wearing something out-of-date. It looks retro-in-a-bad-way to us here in 2013, especially when contrasted with the other people in the scene (who all look cool). Keep an eye out for that if you haven’t seen it yet!
Now on to the real post: readers Karl (who sent us a delightful screenshot of a grumpy Picard brother) and Sara (who tweets about Star Trek A LOT) both mentioned this episode to us in the recent past. The Enterprise is hanging out near Earth, so some family visits are in order. Picard is heading down to France in a faux wrap shirt:
We’ve seen JLP rock this silhouette before, in Captain’s Holiday, but this time we’ve got a nice print instead of the knife pleats we saw there. Sadly, this shirt is the color of old oatmeal, but you can’t win ‘em all. The sleeves also look like they could hide a magnum of wine:
Forte comme le taureau
It’s like a mini-kimono had a baby with a sack of potatoes. And yet somehow I like it.
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