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First Look At TK New Crew Uniforms. (Pic)

Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:41 pm

Here is an early look of the new uniforms for the flight crews;

http://www.airkule.com/default.asp?page=haber&id=13667

What do you think?

-It is a huge depart from the current color palette, but it is not bad. White shirts are not matching,
needs to be a different hue.
-Almost all five outfits not fitting the FAs.
-Guys uniform could very well be worn by Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan.
-Ladies coats, skirts length a foot too long.
-Ladies caps are not flattering.
-If you just look at the middle third of the photo, actually not that bad.

They are still working on it and this photo was shared by someone on the social media.
 
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Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:47 pm

Oh please god NO! this is HIDEOUS

Please tell me TK scrap this and completely re-invent it - it's like a 60's Air Berlin uniform, only much much worse and SO dated - even AA's uniform is better than this.

The men's colours are quite nice, but the style is dreadful and a turtleneck? really? the 90's ended 20 years ago TK

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RE: First Look At TK New Crew Uniforms. (Pic)

Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:48 pm

Personally, I find the design terrible. An homage to the 1970s ?
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RE: First Look At TK New Crew Uniforms. (Pic)

Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:57 pm

Meh,

they don't look like they fit the models and look like it would be uncomfortable and annoying having to wear and work in them for so many hours.

Some of the design elements of the garments themselves I am not a fan of, Turtle necks? Really? who thought that would be a good idea. And the coats look to long.

However the colours I do like. I feel this ares is a big improvement on the current uniform, which is very generic looking and does not say "Turkish Airlines" I saw a Turkish crew walking through PEK last year, I had to follow them and see what aircraft they got on to work out who they were.
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RE: First Look At TK New Crew Uniforms. (Pic)

Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:51 pm

Terrible to say the very least. Someone got paid for this.
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RE: First Look At TK New Crew Uniforms. (Pic)

Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:04 pm

You can put my name on the list too
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RE: First Look At TK New Crew Uniforms. (Pic)

Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:44 pm

Looks like THY is heading the way the government is...something a little more conservative. Or in this case a lot more!
 
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RE: First Look At TK New Crew Uniforms. (Pic)

Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:51 pm

Fits well to Terlik Hava Yollari.
 
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RE: First Look At TK New Crew Uniforms. (Pic)

Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:03 pm

Hey, turtlenecks can get downright itchy on a long dry flight.   
 
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RE: First Look At TK New Crew Uniforms. (Pic)

Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:04 pm

It looks as if they made their uniforms out of Persian carpets. Horrible and it definitely doesn't suit a modern airline such as Turkish Airlines.

Also, what were they thinking when they designed the male uniforms? I do not know what's worse, the design or the colour.
 
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RE: First Look At TK New Crew Uniforms. (Pic)

Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:20 pm

Boy I've been going crazy over this on twitter. There are like 3 trending topics over this and a big majority hates it.
It created so much discussion that TK and desiger said the outfits pictured are just a "study". Hideous, conservative, ottoman, unsafe. Thats my opinion.
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RE: First Look At TK New Crew Uniforms. (Pic)

Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:36 pm

First these were leaked photos and not the final version. As its being told there are 15-20 variations.

But ultimately in my view, I think its great TK wants to be different and not have generic uniforms.
Some of the most memorable airlines like Singapore or Gulf carriers have uniforms that are quite unique, and TK should also.

With this in mind, its would be very fitting to use history, use of colors and pattern that yes might have Islamic influences to create something unique or Turkish and not the bland uniforms 90% of the industry uses.

Anyhow as both the designer and company have mentioned this project is far from finished and these were not the final products.
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Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:40 pm

Way to conservative/religious looking for a country like Turkey. If they added a headscarf it would be suitable for Iran Air or Saudia.
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RE: First Look At TK New Crew Uniforms. (Pic)

Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:01 pm

Quoting JAGflyer (Reply 12):
Way to conservative/religious looking for a country like Turkey. If they added a headscarf it would be suitable for Iran Air or Saudia.

Amen brother...
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RE: First Look At TK New Crew Uniforms. (Pic)

Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:13 pm

Quoting JAGflyer (Reply 12):
Way to conservative/religious looking for a country like Turkey. If they added a headscarf it would be suitable for Iran Air or Saudia.

That was my first thought as well... they could be Saudia's new uniforms. Even current Saudia's uniforms are more "sensual" since women wear pants, so they are tighter (yet they have their hair covered).

Yet Turkey is trying to be a regional powerhouse, and getting closer to other Gulf countries... IMO those new uniforms are very representative when you think that a national public airline is one of the ambassadors of any nation.
 
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RE: First Look At TK New Crew Uniforms. (Pic)

Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:25 pm

This is just horrible... A mix of overdone futuristic (Mr. Spock, men) and back to the 70's (women).
The mens uniform has a round cut turtleneck, while the vest and shirt underneath have a straight cut. Plus trouser, shirt, vest and jacket all have different grey tones.
The womens uniform look like a Christmas present wrapped in carpet; Raincoat variation looks like a Russian preacher, while the winter coat (?) variation looks like above mentioned carpet but sliced in half.

Gosh, what are they thinking?

Quoting gokmengs (Reply 10):
It created so much discussion that TK and desiger said the outfits pictured are just a "study"

I hope it's really just a "study"
 
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RE: First Look At TK New Crew Uniforms. (Pic)

Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:03 pm

If I worked for them I would think seriously about changing airlines, I am struggling for a good/nice word to say about about the whole outfit, male and female.
If the airline used a fashion consultant/agency they should be fired.   
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RE: First Look At TK New Crew Uniforms. (Pic)

Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:13 pm

Just threw up in my mouth a little. This makes the new NZ uniforms look positively de rigueur.
 
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RE: First Look At TK New Crew Uniforms. (Pic)

Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:19 pm

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 11):
But ultimately in my view, I think its great TK wants to be different and not have generic uniforms.

  

I quite like them. At least they are a bit (only a little bit) different and I see nothing wrong with Turkish Airlines reocgnizing the older parts of the country's culture as well as the new.

And they're a welcome change from Euro-bland.

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RE: First Look At TK New Crew Uniforms. (Pic)

Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:22 pm

It actually makes me feel a bit ill looking at them, and how terribly uncomfortable they would be for the crew too, yuk.

Like others I agree they should express individuality and history as the national airline of Turkey - just not in such a tasteless, ill-thought and un-stylish way.
 
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RE: First Look At TK New Crew Uniforms. (Pic)

Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:37 pm

I know that Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but come on guys this is hideous. Plus some here know that this is just not a uniform but goes in to a deep subject/argument.

Quoting senchingo (Reply 15):

This is what TK's official twitter account wrote after the picture leaked and twitter exploded;
"Bir süre önce başlayan kabin kıyafeti tasarımlarımız henüz sonuçlanmamıştır. Sonuçlandığında sizlerle paylaşmaktan mutluluk duyacağız."
To translate; " we haven't concluded our cabin uniform designs that we have been working on for a while. We'll be glad to share it with you once its complete"
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RE: First Look At TK New Crew Uniforms. (Pic)

Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:44 pm

A bit of too much of everything.. And agree above, looks uncomfortable for the cabin work..

Quoting senchingo (Reply 15):
A mix of overdone futuristic (Mr. Spock, men)

AY's version of the Star Trek girls   :

http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee500/MIKROKUPU/2131404100100994422QDZHcg_fs_zps7245ce7c.jpg
 
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RE: First Look At TK New Crew Uniforms. (Pic)

Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:48 pm

Well lets hope the final designs are a lot different than the above because those in the article are just unbelievable. For a company such as TK that is trying to aim for a progressive modern and professional product they really could not have got it more wrong. It looks like a group of folk dancers in the Balkans. They could have done so much better and incorporated Turkish design but this is an epic fail. Such a shame. The current uniforms are way way better than these proposed new ones.
 
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RE: First Look At TK New Crew Uniforms. (Pic)

Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:31 pm

The models (real flight attendants?) do not seem overly impressed by their looks...
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RE: First Look At TK New Crew Uniforms. (Pic)

Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:38 pm

2nd and 3rd models (1st and 2nd girls) look OK, somewhat reminds me of the BA uniforms.... But the other two girls look like they have their comforters wrapped around them. Very mediocre, very conservative.
 
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RE: First Look At TK New Crew Uniforms. (Pic)

Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:20 pm

I rather like the women's outfits as well. Not at all a fan of the stewards though. Too busy.
 
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RE: First Look At TK New Crew Uniforms. (Pic)

Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:54 pm

Bad. Awful. Terrible. No.. that couldn't be TK. No, please someone say it is a joke...
 
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RE: First Look At TK New Crew Uniforms. (Pic)

Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:58 pm

Sorry, TK, but it looks like the uniforms were fashioned from the drapes and carpeting in my grandmother's house.

I admire and respect the fact that TK may want to be unique with their uniforms, but surely there is a way to create a unique uniform without reverting to '70s style patterns and turtlenecks.

Further, as other posters have noted, the uniforms seem very "buttoned up," like every exposed area of flesh has been in some way covered up, and not tastefully either.
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RE: First Look At TK New Crew Uniforms. (Pic)

Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:44 pm

Judging from the picture... I like the current one better....!! I think these uniforms will be very uncomfortable to work with... And undeniably UGLYI have flown with tk 4x this year and iconsistently find their cabin temperature quite warm for my liking and im only wearing a shirt and jeans. Star trek girls of ay look better and comfortable with their uniforms and you can see it from their faces  
 
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RE: First Look At TK New Crew Uniforms. (Pic)

Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:56 pm

I like the color pallet but the fit and shape needs to be worked on and they look way too covered up. Another issue with these uniforms is that they look like they would be extremely uncomfortable during summer flights to places like AYT, IAH, SIN.

They could have used other Turkish designers that would fit the aesthetic they're going for with the cabin and branding like Hussein Chalayan or Erdem Moralioglu. After looking up the designer they're using now, she seems to design very fussy over embellished pieces which clashes with the clean modern red/black looking that TK is going for.
 
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RE: First Look At TK New Crew Uniforms. (Pic)

Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:23 pm

Quoting TK787 (Thread starter):
Here is an early look of the new uniforms for the flight crews;

http://www.airkule.com/default.asp?page=haber&id=13667

What do you think?

Hideous...

I don't see how the uniform would allow crew to carry out their duties...

Hope TK have gone back to the drawing board...

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Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:42 am

GENTS, This is NOT the next uniform for TK.

TK is in the progress of selecting a new uniform, and they are currently running a tender working with some fashion designers. This is one of the designs which was brought to TK by a designer - along with lots of other uniforms from different designers.

Be cool, it wont be selected - this is just media trying to create sensational news, however it is false.

Again, this is NOT what TK selected.
 
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RE: First Look At TK New Crew Uniforms. (Pic)

Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:44 am

As ugly as it can get!
 
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RE: First Look At TK New Crew Uniforms. (Pic)

Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:28 am

Horrible uniforms. I imagine the one for women would be unbearable to wear on a long-haul flight. Very unappealing to the eye.
 
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RE: First Look At TK New Crew Uniforms. (Pic)

Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:06 am

I like that they have a nod to TK's Turkish heritage and are not the normal generic uniform...

Delta has a turtle neck option for their FA's....both male and female...
 
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RE: First Look At TK New Crew Uniforms. (Pic)

Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:12 am

70's, I don't think so...this is going back a long way and I suggest that it is a little of the nation's history in the uniform, if tailored correctly then I think they'd be quite nice. I quite like the look.
 
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RE: First Look At TK New Crew Uniforms. (Pic)

Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:55 am

Quoting Northstar80 (Reply 31):
TK is in the progress of selecting a new uniform, and they are currently running a tender working with some fashion designers. This is one of the designs which was brought to TK by a designer - along with lots of other uniforms from different designers.

Be cool, it wont be selected - this is just media trying to create sensational news, however it is false.

Well, the good thing about this is that they now know which design would -not- be well received ; )
 
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RE: First Look At TK New Crew Uniforms. (Pic)

Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:06 am

The guys is nice minus turtle neck it should have a chinese collar style, the girl next to him is good too minus scarf, the white sleeved girl could be half sleeved minus scarf and hat, the third girl is also good minus hat and scarf and white trim on sleeves and collar as well as the white cuffs showing, the full length jacket girl could be more tailored.

I ilke the colours and the "Persian Carpet" and "Balkan Folk Dancer" look, glad its different and brings in a bit of Turk culture and heritage.

Quoting ThereandBack (Reply 29):
like Hussein Chalayan or Erdem Moralioglu

Is Riffat Ozbek not worthy anymore, used to be pretty big in the 90's.

[Edited 2013-02-09 22:24:36]
 
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RE: First Look At TK New Crew Uniforms. (Pic)

Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:49 am

Turtle necks belong in the 90's or on Gail Platt

Hideous. That is all.
 
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RE: First Look At TK New Crew Uniforms. (Pic)

Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:39 am

Isn't Turkish Airlines a middle eastern airlines? Those uniform is suitable to the middle east culture though.
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RE: First Look At TK New Crew Uniforms. (Pic)

Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:44 am

Quoting FlyboyOz (Reply 39):
Isn't Turkish Airlines a middle eastern airlines? Those uniform is suitable to the middle east culture though.

Oh no not again...
 
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RE: First Look At TK New Crew Uniforms. (Pic)

Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:16 pm

Yikes! Those are pretty bad.

The third female looks like a North Korean grandma. Is the fourth female wearing some sort of baggy grey trousers? Or, is it some ankle-length dress/skirt?

The 7 7 7 on the tails of the neckware remind me more of a casino logo than Boeing, for some reason, as well.
 
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RE: First Look At TK New Crew Uniforms. (Pic)

Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:50 pm

Oh my.. I cannot say I like them. They make beautiful people like the models in the picture are look like old aunties on a visit from the 1970s. I hope TK reconsiders!
 
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RE: First Look At TK New Crew Uniforms. (Pic)

Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:03 pm

Quoting leftyboarder (Reply 40):

I thought Turkish Airlines was an Arab airline, isn't it? 
 
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RE: First Look At TK New Crew Uniforms. (Pic)

Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:18 pm

Culturally Turkey is quite like the middle east, I find iran to be Turkey like as well so are the Levant nations.
 
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RE: First Look At TK New Crew Uniforms. (Pic)

Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:58 am

Quoting 777way (Reply 44):

Culturally Turkey is quite like the middle east, I find iran to be Turkey like as well so are the Levant nations.

Except airlines do not have races / religions / ethnicities (as they are non-living things) but corporate affiliations, regional group memberships etc. And last I heard they still did not belong in a Middle Eastern Airlines Association but the Association of European Airlines.
 
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RE: First Look At TK New Crew Uniforms. (Pic)

Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:24 am

I believe this news story is just another cheap attempt to bash TK over nothing. Nobody cares what Dilek Hanif (Designer) or TK has to say about these rumors in the Turkish Media. Business as usual...
 
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RE: First Look At TK New Crew Uniforms. (Pic)

Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:21 pm

Quoting leftyboarder (Reply 45):
And last I heard they still did not belong in a Middle Eastern Airlines Association

But its a member of the Arab association or did that not happen http://www.turkishairlines.com/en-jp...ganization-aaco-as-partner-airline
 
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Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:26 pm

Quoting 777way (Reply 47):
But its a member of the Arab association or did that not happen http://www.turkishairlines.com/en-jp...ganization-aaco-as-partner-airline

Which is a travesty on its own but I won't go into the discussion of how some gov't agenda creeps into TK decisions like these (as well as the case with the uniforms).
 
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Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:06 pm

Quoting leftyboarder (Reply 48):
Which is a travesty on its own but I won't go into the discussion of how some gov't agenda creeps into TK decisions like these (as well as the case with the uniforms).

Why is being a partner of the AACO a travesty? The Middle East is one of the fastest growing aviation markets on the globe and Turkey is just next to it. TK is successful because it is not only focused to the West.