nicholasjet
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Tue May 19, 2015 1:19 pm

Wow.

http://thedesignair.net/2015/05/19/l...ed-austrian-launch-latest-threads/

That is one pretty heinous uniform just launched by Austrian Airlines. It's like Sound of Music got remixed with Wizard of Oz

And the photos...???
 
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Tue May 19, 2015 1:38 pm

I think it looks pretty nice. Very fresh looking.
 
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Tue May 19, 2015 1:39 pm

I think its good. Definitely stands out from the usual black/blue which honestly all look the same to me at first glance.
 
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Tue May 19, 2015 1:40 pm

Quoting JetBuddy (Reply 1):

I think it looks pretty nice. Very fresh looking.

I agree, when I read the OP I was expecting something completely different...
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Tue May 19, 2015 1:44 pm

Some high waistband trousers there...
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Tue May 19, 2015 1:46 pm

It's not really different from VS uniforms. What do you find so ugly?

http://blog.prettypolly.co.uk/image....13%2F10%2FVirgin-Girls-Walking.jpg

[Edited 2015-05-19 06:47:19]
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Tue May 19, 2015 1:48 pm

Quoting bmacleod (Reply 5):
It's not really different from VS uniforms. What you find so ugly?

http://blog.prettypolly.co.uk/image....13%2F10%2FVirgin-Girls-Walking.jpg

I agree. The new Austrian ones look really fresh as well, even though I'm not a big fan of the red stockings. Looks better with nude, like VS does.
 
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Tue May 19, 2015 1:48 pm

Cool and trendy! Very nice job!
 
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Tue May 19, 2015 1:57 pm

Quoting nicholasjet (Thread starter):
t's like Sound of Music got remixed with Wizard of Oz

I can see your point when it comes to the apron that is illustrated - and if I were a male FA I don't think I'd be too excited by the red wetlook raincoat - but apart from that I quite like the new designs.
 
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Tue May 19, 2015 2:00 pm

Exaggerating much? I think it's quite okay...
 
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Tue May 19, 2015 2:12 pm

Ugly? I dont think so.
A red trenchcoat for men, thats debatable, but its looking cool nevertheless.
 
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Tue May 19, 2015 2:22 pm

Other than the red trench coat for the guys, I give it two thumbs up.
 
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Tue May 19, 2015 2:25 pm

do all the female flight attendants look like this? I may have to fly OS more often!
 
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Tue May 19, 2015 2:27 pm

I think it is an excellent uniform.
 
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Tue May 19, 2015 2:39 pm

Ugly ..... No . Boring .....maybe .
 
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Tue May 19, 2015 2:42 pm

The red raincoat for men and the... I'm not quite sure how to describe it... ladies' high-waisted trousers with double-breasted blouse seem awkward. Otherwise, it looks like a pleasant set of uniforms.
 
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Tue May 19, 2015 2:43 pm

The red pumps are waaay to low, give me skyhigh heels   

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Tue May 19, 2015 2:55 pm

Actually, I do like these new uniforms for Austrian. It looks, hip and modern.
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Tue May 19, 2015 3:09 pm

Quoting VC10DC10 (Reply 15):
Otherwise, it looks like a pleasant set of uniforms.

Those new Uniform's look far better then there new Livery. Find the Man's Uniform very nice  
 
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Tue May 19, 2015 3:21 pm

I like the uniform, I think it looks great. The read tights and those red shoes are hideous. VS has nice red uniform shoes, as does EK (does VX Too? Can't recall), swapped with black stocking and it would look awesome.

Much better than many uniforms out there.

What do our Austrian members thing? Modern Austrian style, or cliched and overly nationalistic?

[Edited 2015-05-19 08:46:05]
 
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Tue May 19, 2015 3:42 pm

The red stockings are awful! And having red as the waistcoat colour is just a little to feminine. To much red.
 
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Tue May 19, 2015 3:48 pm

I like it, wonder what does the livery looks like?
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Tue May 19, 2015 5:00 pm

I used to frequently stay at the hotel in New York where their crews would layover and often see them assembling in the lobby to head to the airport. When they all get together it is So. Much. Red.

Eliminating the red hosiery is a must. I think keeping the red shoes is fine because what would you replace them with? Black would be introducing a different color in a pretty monochromatic look.

I get that red is their signature color, but toning it down with a little white and maybe a baby blue (a la the belly color of their planes) scarf accent or something wouldn't hurt.
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Tue May 19, 2015 6:56 pm

I showed this to my girlfriend for her input, seeing as she sells clothes for a living and is styling people all day long, and without saying a word to her she had the same exact reaction to the uniforms as I did. They're very visually overpowering and intense. Red cues feelings of aggression in some people (and prompts sexual feelings for others), and seeing it on all of the people representing an airline in an enclosed environment might set off someone who is already feeling afraid of flying through the sky in a big metal tube, especially if you see a group of a few crew standing together.

I think other airlines have incorporated red into their uniforms successfully, but there is just so much red going on in this situation I'm going to guess they'll be scaling back on it at some point in the future.

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Tue May 19, 2015 7:08 pm

Way to much red! The red stockings are a tad much! Also reminds be of AC rouge's uniform.
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Tue May 19, 2015 8:42 pm

luv2fly

The red is because the Austrian flag is:

Red
White
Red
 
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Tue May 19, 2015 8:48 pm

Quoting winterlight (Reply 4):
Some high waistband trousers there...

I thought that as well - not sold on those. And while I don't mind all the red, that particular shade of red is too bright IMO.

But I've definitely seen much worse.

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Tue May 19, 2015 8:55 pm

What I find bizarre is how poorly fitting all the uniform pieces are. Most in the pictures look like they are wearing a size too large. They definitely need to reconsider the tailoring as IMHO it is terrible at the moment.

As for the design, meg, it's pretty much the same as their current uniform
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Tue May 19, 2015 9:06 pm

Not really, if you want to see ugliness from OS, check out this...


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Blue, green & purple with wood trim! Now that's ugly.   
 
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Tue May 19, 2015 9:13 pm

On the first pic, am I the only one reacting to that guy with glasses hold his hand a bit too low on that woman's (in black) behin… I mean back?
 
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Tue May 19, 2015 9:15 pm

Oh come on, it's nothing like the VS uniform which is designed by a renowned a designer ands WAAAAY nicer and sexier. I mean reads tights? What the hell were you thinking OS?! Overall it's just OK.

I'm more concerned that they seem to have Alan Carr working for them as cabin crew! For those outside the UK who aren't familiar, this is Alan Carr  http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Carr
 
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Tue May 19, 2015 9:38 pm

Unless it is a minor touch point accent, solid red garment pieces on males do not work. The red vests and trench coats are a bit too overpowering for a male uniform ensemble. The signature red ought to be highlighted in a touch point such as a uniform tie, pocket puff, or belt...but definitely not as part of one of the core uniform pieces. Less is more.

I especially like the sleek, long, multi-button red trench coat on the female F/A. Of course, Austrian F/A's have the form to make such a garment work. The female waist coat is nice as well, but the red hosiery definitely needs to be toned down. I do appreciate the fact that Austrian commissioned a Vienna-born designer who can understand the psyche of the company's brand and culture...
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Tue May 19, 2015 9:47 pm

I worked for Eastern Airlines for 25 years, much of it in Inflight Services, Dining Services, so I was very close with inflight staff. When will these clue less designers get with REAL life and realize the inflight staff work their asses off and are on their feet for hours. They go from a summer climate to snow storms in a matter of hours. Put some of these fashion plates on a plane and work a couple of flights. Really!!!! Red coats for men? This isn't a circus. You think the majority of F/As look like the models? No waists, tight belts. heals, tight clothes one can't move in...WTHell? I think Southwest has the best plan. If an older F/A is wearing a pair of shorts and has a pair of shorts with a bit of a belly...I don't care. If she/he are pleasant, nice and treat me professionally. I'm happy. And by the way....look at the passengers who look like slobs for the most part. Flip flops, torn jeans, dirty feet, smelly body, no manners. Take a picture of of a bus full of people on a CTA bus or subway (Chicago Transit) and transpose it to any fight, and it's the same...F/C/Y.
 
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Tue May 19, 2015 9:59 pm

Not sure if you are meaning of all time, but if anyone has a link to a Hughes Airwest photo when they were all in yellow. Even the men. Those were pretty, shall we say, hilarious. But then, their slogan was "The Top Banana"!
 
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Tue May 19, 2015 11:05 pm

The uniforms look fine to me - smart and professional. Regards. -ir
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Tue May 19, 2015 11:10 pm

Quite the upgrade, I would say...

http://www.finden.at/Images/Jobs/Inserate/imagesa-l/Austrian/austrian_5stewardessen1steward.jpg
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Tue May 19, 2015 11:19 pm

Well they can add this screwed up uniform to their screwed up livery.

Quoting VC10DC10 (Reply 15):
I'm not quite sure how to describe it... ladies' high-waisted trousers with double-breasted blouse seem awkward.

Thank god!!. I thought I was the only one whose 1970's bad fashion alarm was ringing. High waisted pants are always a fashion faux pas.

The male red vest is passable, but the red trench coat looks cheap, disjointed and is an overall fashion fail.
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Tue May 19, 2015 11:19 pm

Quoting winterlight (Reply 4):

Some high waistband trousers there...


I can imagine that those won't be so flattering on many different body types
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Tue May 19, 2015 11:37 pm

Now that's Austrian  . Looks good
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Tue May 19, 2015 11:55 pm

They have some grey in the female uniforms, change the belt and shoes to grey, add grey slacks and skirt! This is way to much.
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Tue May 19, 2015 11:55 pm

Quoting smi0006 (Reply 19):
The read tights and those red shoes are hideous.
Quoting anstar (Reply 20):
The red stockings are awful! A

They've been part of the OS uniform for so long, getting rid of them would be a mistake in my opinion.
 
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Wed May 20, 2015 12:11 am

Quoting nicholasjet (Thread starter):
Could This Be On Of The Ugliest Uniforms To Date?  

Definitely no!

Quoting JetBuddy (Reply 1):
I think it looks pretty nice. Very fresh looking.
Quoting irishayes (Reply 13):
I think it is an excellent uniform.

Totally agree. That red looks warm.

Quoting ALAfly (Reply 18):
Those new Uniform's look far better then there new Livery.

So true, even if it's not difficult to have a better livery than their new one.
 
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Wed May 20, 2015 12:14 am

Looks perfectly fine to me. Certainly nothing "ugly" about it at all. Am I missing something here?
 
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Wed May 20, 2015 1:30 am

Certainly not the ugliest out there, it makes their cabin crews stand out and that's probably what they want.

Quoting nicholasjet (Thread starter):
That is one pretty heinous uniform just launched by Austrian Airlines. It's like Sound of Music got remixed with Wizard of Oz

It's like Sound of Music got remixed with Wizard of OS. There, I fixed it for you!  
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Wed May 20, 2015 8:03 am

Feels like a throwback to the 80s, but not as bad as I expected.

[Edited 2015-05-20 01:06:11]
 
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Wed May 20, 2015 9:37 am

Quoting winterlight (Reply 4):
Some high waistband trousers there...

I just learned from my wife... very informed and trendy! Question is, how long will it be trendy?
 
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Wed May 20, 2015 11:25 am

Certainly one of the most socialist uniforms seen ever!

Sooo red.

  

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Wed May 20, 2015 11:40 am

Quoting flynorth (Reply 29):
On the first pic, am I the only one reacting to that guy with glasses hold his hand a bit too low on that woman's (in black) behin… I mean back?

Yeah, I also saw that...don't know what that means though...  
 
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Wed May 20, 2015 12:58 pm

When I opened the link I was imagining frilly skirts and folksy prints, but see just stylish modern looks, the apron is the only thing that bears resemblence to those two movies dresses.
 
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Wed May 20, 2015 1:27 pm

That red... it's not exactly a "slimming" color. I fear what it might look like on an F/A who is, say, 5kg over minimum flight weight. And I'm also unsure about putting that color up against a variety of skin tones.

I, personally, couldn't wear that without being mistaken for a piñata.

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