Imperial Navy Dress Uniforms?

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Imperial Navy Dress Uniforms?

Postby Annatar Giftbringer » Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:55 pm

Greetings,
Does anyone have a good idea about what dress unifom should look like in the Imperial navy?

There are several pictures of a uniform type in both Pirates of Drinax (Book 1, the game of sun and shadow, pp.147-149, 154) and especially in the Element Cruiser box (the best one probably being on p.4 of Naval Adventure 1: Shakedown Cruise). It's mainly blue-grey, with details and epaulettes either golden or yellow. It appears to be a two-piece uniform, with shirt/tunic tucked into the pants. The shirt's buttoning is offset to one side. I assume this is a general wear or undress uniform, due to it being seen on a crewmember unpacking food, as well as people sitting at their workstations.

There are however references to full dress uniform. I have a couple of ideas myself, such as:

a) It's the same base clothing as the undress uniform, with the addition of full medals and ribbons. Perhaps sword for higher-ranked officers. Cap and gloves? Perhaps.

b) A coat/jacket is added, in the same style as the tunic from the undress uniform (buttoning offset to one side, "standing" collar), but worn on top of pants, perhaps thigh length or so? Sword, cap and gloves perhaps when going "all-in".

c) I'm unsure of the terminology, but a jacket, like on business suits, single- or doube breasted.

What do people think?
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Re: Imperial Navy Dress Uniforms?

Postby AnotherDilbert » Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:11 pm

I have always used swords for IN officers, as a counterpart to the Marine cutlass.

I have also used uniforms black like space, just as the army uses green and the wet navy uses blue.

Nothing to do with canon, obviously.
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Re: Imperial Navy Dress Uniforms?

Postby Condottiere » Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:41 pm

Usually some form of personal bias creeps in.

I tend to think the Imperium Navy uniforms, specifically those of the officer corps, would be rather dressy, and likely British in flavour.
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Re: Imperial Navy Dress Uniforms?

Postby G. K. Zhukov » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:37 pm

Whatever shape the IM dress uniform is, make it maroon in colour, like in this pic by the late Andrew Boulton:

http://www.travellerrpg.com/CotI/Discus ... ostcount=8

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Re: Imperial Navy Dress Uniforms?

Postby Annatar Giftbringer » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:34 pm

Maroon, that's not a bad idea… How about my option B, with maroon-coloured coat? To clarify, it would look a bit like this

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It's funny, that uniform is usually blue, but apparantly someone has made a red version.... Didn't know that until I searched for images of the original, intending to post one with the caption "imagine this in maroon" but I guess I didn't need to :) (it's from Mass Effect)
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Re: Imperial Navy Dress Uniforms?

Postby AnotherDilbert » Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:44 pm

Don't forget the Cutlass...
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Re: Imperial Navy Dress Uniforms?

Postby steve98052 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:41 pm

Some former services assigned color by job category: engineering black (for the coal in the engines), command white (so they can tell engineers to stay away from them), gunnery maybe yellow (for the cannon flash),etc.

Star Trek followed a similar model: yellow for command, blue for science and medical, red for engineering and "red-shirts".

Those are for routine uniforms, but dress uniforms might follow a similar pattern.
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Re: Imperial Navy Dress Uniforms?

Postby Condottiere » Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:12 am

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