I got mine yesterday and all I can say is WOW! So happy with this tunic. The quality is better than I expected. I cannot wait to get the pants and boots.
looking good, any one else have some pictures to share?
I've seen quite a few of these now, and I really do think that for the sizing, the chest at about the point of most people's xiphoid process is too tight.
Additionally, every single Anovos tunic I've seen thus far has the insignia placed too far to the left. It just doesn't look right.
Changing questions though for a second, how's John coming on the wraps? If he's going to be making a first season wrap next year, I may have to get in on that (provided diaper purchases decrease).
So the tunic is under $300 .
The Wrap is sold out.
As for sizing, we're pretty good for exchanges if its necessary.
Not busting your balls but,
Tunic $279.95 + Shipping = Pretty close to $300.00 to me.
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That sounds Pretty Good.
And not to bust your balls, but obviously you are new to Trek costuming.
Fan made runs, and there were only 2 that did them were going for over $ 300.00.
For a Tunic of this Accuracy and quality and for it being Licensed it's cheap.
We get it though Bro this one is just not your cup of tea
I was talking about the sizing, And Replacement if incorrect.
Everything I quoted is from Anovos.com
Please if you do not know me do not conclude things about me.
I am out of this Thread.
But, I'm FAR from being new to Star Trek costuming and I'm less than impressed. For the clames and cash being charged here, I expect better.
The insignia is an idealised insignia based partially on a sampling of 3rd season patches, and comercialy made Lincolin Enterprises patches used on 1977 Phase II uniform prototypes, and patches in the collection of Greg Jein. No actual 3rd season insignia looked precisely quite like that. It's placement on the tunic is too high, and too far to the left.
The tunics I've seen thus far are too tight in the upper chest. That's either due to a mesurement issue, a manufacturring issue, a patterning issue, or the fact that Vic's personal prototype IS in fact too tight, but convinced Anovos that it was a good fit prior to manufacture of the full run.
From the uniforms I seen (and this is simply based on observation of some of the particulars of both the tunics and dresses) a choice was made to go with an idealised version (hence also the lighter colors) of these uniforms based MORE on 1977 Star Trek: Phase II uniforms CBS had on hand than with actual 1969 Star Trek uniforms. That's not a replica then from ANY aired episode of STAR TREK, but a costume and for that kind of money I expect that even the people like me who know how a tos uniform should look should be impressed.
Again since you are so nervous about sizing this just does not sound like it's for you.
Anyone who is familiar with these knows you will probably have to get a tailor to fit it to you
Trek TOS Tunics were made to be custom fitted to the wearer that's just the nature of what it is.
Ah, but I'm not mearly talking about fit am I? I'm talking about accuracy, and these tunics fall off the mark.
Yeah I've been noticing your posts.
It has me wondering what happened as you were very anxious when these first were announced you were their number one fan with all your posts about them.
Have you seen one in person or are you just basing this on what you have seen on the net?
As far as the Insignia I'm there with you on that but hey even the ones on the show varied so not really a big deal on that.
As I just posted you know there can not be a pret a porter TOS Tunic out of the box just ain't gonna happen bro, it's just not the nature of that beast!
What people were sold is NOT a screen accurate replica but mass produced 1977 Phase II fan uniforms patterned by John Broughton of Farragut Films who's own uniforms were made using Lincolin Enterprises' patterns from James Cawley. Not the 1960's Star Trek uniforms advertised.
Sadly no. I was supposed to have seen a prototype but that I guess fell through somewhere along the lines. What I have had ,is access to the same photos everybody else had, but I know most of the players involved (and those no longer involved), and some of how these first uniforms were prototyped and the sources used from conversations with people who own original pieces, and people who own original patterns, and phone conversations with Joe and on and on.
Got your PM you know I've been around Trek and Trek Costuming since 1976 and the one constant is there is a lot of BS out there and a lot of the so called experts are Con Artists.
It seems Trek just seems to bring out the worse in people but when theres money to be made it does not surprise me
Oh come on everyone knows that John Broughton was in the loop as the prototypes were created by him along with the Big Bang Tunics, I too was expecting more BANG For the buck pardon the pun lol I see just another try at a tos tunic that has failed?
really it is not an exact replica? some of us fans were expecting a heck of a lot more, with the placement of the insignia it just blows the whole deal, does not even look right. sorry if the truth hurts! : ( Next??
Personally I prefer a little idealism in my replicas. I don't want to spend that much for something that perfectly replicates some the cheap or quick and dirty techniques of the original screen used item that was not intended to be kept or collected (nor seen outside of the extremely small screen and low resolution televisions of the '60s). I don't want diamond weave that will fall apart like the exact material used in the '60s. I don't want threads hanging off the braids as to be accurate to the actual screen used uniforms.
granted that weird pear shaped and over weight people should NOT Be squishing into these and expect to look like a 35 year old Shatner! lol