Is the first contact era of Starfleet uniforms the best?

Star Trek has always had its fair share of unique uniforms, but are they the best?

When it comes to Star Trek, there isn’t just one thing that defines the series the most. Ships are important, as are the captains of each of the respective series, but uniforms are an equally important but not as often discussed thing.

Uniforms have gone through many changes over the years, ranging from a simple shirt and pants, with a dress counterpart, to more suit-inspired looks and pretty much everywhere in between. It’s hard to pin down which Star Trek uniform is the best, but the folks at GamerRant decided they know exactly which uniform is the best.

Of all the eras of the show and movies, one uniform has seemingly struck their chord the most, and that uniform is the one first seen in Star Trek: First Contact. The black body and gray shoulder jumpsuits look sleek and elegant. The undershirts are the designation color of the crew (command, science, engineering) and this little touch added so much to the look.

The look lasted from First Contact, through the second half of Deep Space Nine, into Voyager, and eventually through Star Trek: Nemesis before being retired for the blue jumpsuits seen in Enterprise.

Are these the best Star Trek uniforms?

Obviously, what constitutes the “best” uniforms will come down to a person’s personal preference and there are many designed outfits to choose from as your personal favorite. For a long time, I always thought the era of first contact uniforms was the best, and part of me still believes that, but now there’s a new challenger.

The current Strange New Worlds outfit brings the classic Star Trek look but modernizes it and you know what, this look works. It works so well. So while I’m not entirely sure I prefer the look of Strange New Worlds over First Contacts, it’s fair to say that these are S-tier designs.