This page details the Starfleet uniform (2240s-2265) in the primary universe; for the Starfleet uniform (2240s-2265) in the Kelvin timeline created by Nero's temporal incursion see Starfleet uniform.
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A group of officers in Starfleet uniforms in 2265.

The Starfleet uniforms that were introduced in the 2240s decade would share similarities with many uniform designs that were worn in the future. In a move away from the previous designs before it, this design featured a new set of rank stripes and division colors, which were rather dull mustard, tan, and blue colors, which compared to the bold colors of later uniforms, was rather muted. (TOS novel: Final Frontier; TOS episode: "The Cage")

This uniform style was exclusive only to those serving on board Constitution-class starships and was used concurrently with another uniform design since at least the year 2249. (DSC episode: "Battle at the Binary Stars"; DSC novel: Desperate Hours)

This design began use in the 2240s, and was seen in use to 2267, although a new design began to be phased in throughout 2265 to 2267. When the USS Enterprise stopped off for repairs at Vanguard in 2265, they were issued with the new uniforms. (TOS episodes: "The Corbomite Maneuver", "Charlie X", "The Trouble with Tribbles"; VAN novel: Harbinger)

Duty UniformEdit

The duty uniform that was worn throughout this period consisted of a top which displayed the divisional cover, and a pair of black trousers. In a similar fashion to the old Earth Starfleet uniforms, the assignment patch was included on the uniform and was included on tne breast of the top. Rank insignia was also displayed on the wearer's sleeves. (Star Trek: Early Voyages et al.)

Command Gold Operations Beige Sciences Blue
Christopher Pike, 2254 Montgomery Scott, 2265 Mark Piper

Female variantEdit

The female variant of the standard duty uniform was largely the same as the normal version, but a larger loose collar was added to the design. (Star Trek: Early Voyages et al.)

Female dress variantEdit


Gabrielle Carlotti in 2254.

Female officers also had the option of wearing a dress type uniform, similar to those that would be worn in the late 2260s.

Seam variantEdit

Spock in 2265

Lieutenant Commander Spock in 2265

A variant that was introduced in the early 2260s included a closing seam that was added to the side of the neck of the top. (TOS episode: "Where No Man Has Gone Before")

Other Uniforms and AccessoriesEdit

Excursion JacketEdit

Work JumpsuitEdit


Command level personnel also had the option of wearing a wraparound style top which bore their rank and insignia.

This style was only seen twice, once worn by Commodore Hal Wyeth in the 2250s and a more simplified version in the same era by Captain Christopher Pike, it is very similar to the wraparound worn by Captain James T. Kirk in the 2260s.

Cadet tunicEdit

The Starfleet cadet tunic was, as it was in previous uniform designs, a metallic sheen silver fabric cut to similar style as the regular duty uniforms, with turtlenecks for both male and female cadets, and a skirt option. In the early 2250s, a black-collared style of the same tunic came into use. The style of reflective silver fabric was a decision of one of the first Starfleet admirals in the 22nd century, intending the shiny fabric to look like the Pacific Ocean out past Point Bonita Light off San Francisco on Earth. Leonard McCoy thought of this color as "Alaska silver". (TOS - Starfleet Academy novel: Cadet Kirk; EV comic: "Nor Iron Bars a Cage"; TOS episode: "Shore Leave")



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