So now that we have a teaser trailer (US trailer, Netflix trailer), is there any indication that these uniforms are simply upgraded Enterprise uniforms, or is this pure "Abrams reboot"? They seem to bear little resemblance to the TOS or reboot uniforms

For comparison (the only other time we've seen blue uniforms as the standard)

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    This is pure Abrams reboot style. The uniforms (and the tech) are completely anachronous.
    – Valorum
    May 18, 2017 at 19:22
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    This trailer is pure trollbait. The free-standing holograms, the callback to Nemesis, the JJ Abrams style monitors, the lens flare. It's all designed to make loyal trekkies hate the show.
    – Valorum
    May 18, 2017 at 19:25
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    @MolagBal - I'm keeping an open mind about Discovery but it's hard, real hard to cope with the fact that this looks like complete cack.
    – Valorum
    May 18, 2017 at 19:29
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    @Valorum: Do you care about the stories or appearance? If you think the look of TOS or TNG getting dated doesn't detract from those shows them you also shouldn't judge this one by its production design. Stories above look cuts both ways. May 18, 2017 at 19:51
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    @ThePopMachine - The stories are key but it would be nice if they didn't go out of their way to p*ss all over the established continuity.
    – Valorum
    May 18, 2017 at 19:54

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The costumes appear nowhere else in canon

According to this article:

Star Trek cosplayers are going to have to update their wardrobes very soon. Bryan Fuller revealed some major details about Star Trek: Discovery this week, and mentioned that the Starfleet crew members will be wearing “something completely different,” from previous looks.

Just as the costumes were often updated for each film or iteration of the TV Show, the costumes for Discovery were designed for that show, and have not appeared at any other time.

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    I wish they had kept the colors, though. Aug 10, 2017 at 14:31
  • They did, but as metallic. Science blue became silver, Command Gold became metallic gold, and Ops red became Bronze/Copper.
    – ench
    Sep 27, 2017 at 19:57
  • @ench - To me it looked like there was a bluish tinge to the science officer's striping. Although it wasn't always obvious, depending on the lighting.
    – Tim
    Sep 27, 2017 at 20:43

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