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Casual duty attire was informal clothing worn instead of a standard uniform while on duty.

On some Starfleet vessels, certain crew members were granted permission, at the captain's discretion, to wear casual duty attire while serving on board. This diversion from the standard uniform code was typically granted to senior officers in specialized positions. (TNG: "Chain of Command, Part I")

22nd century

T'Pol's uniform

In 2153, Enterprise NX-01 science officer T'Pol resigned from the Vulcan High Command. (ENT: "The Expanse") As she was no longer permitted to wear her former uniform as a civilian, she opted to don brightly colored, tight-fitting jumpsuits while on duty. (ENT: "The Xindi") After T'Pol accepted a commission to commander in 2154, her civilian jumpsuits were modified to include division coloring, rank insignia, and other details consistent with standard uniforms of the period. (ENT: "Borderland") T'Pol continued to wear variations of her civilian jumpsuits until at least 2161. (ENT: "These Are the Voyages...")

No on-screen reason was given for why T'Pol was not required to wear a standard uniform jumpsuit after becoming a commander in Starfleet. During the entire run of Star Trek: Enterprise, actress Jolene Blalock wore a traditional Starfleet jumpsuit in only two episodes, both in the series' third season: in "Twilight", during scenes depicting an alternate future, and in "Hatchery", when T'Pol was disguised as another crew member.

23rd century

Wraparound tunic

Mid 2260s-Early 2270s

Green wraparound tunic with collar rank

Kirk wearing the first version of wraparound tunic

Jonathan Archer (mirror) in a wraparound tunic

Archer in the second version of the wraparound tunic

Captains had a choice of relaxed clothing to wear when on duty, in the form of a wraparound tunic. James T. Kirk favored two green variations. Charles Evans also wore a beige version of this tunic, though where it originated from is unknown. (TOS: "The Enemy Within", "Charlie X", "The Doomsday Machine")

The captain of the USS Defiant also had a green tunic when the ship disappeared through a spatial rift in 2268, to reemerge in the mirror universe in the year 2155, where Jonathan Archer found the tunic in his quarters and wore it himself. (ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II")

The tunic worn by Charles Evans was an early version of the costume originally designed for Kirk. (The Star Trek Compendium)


Mid 2270s

Starfleet wraparound tunic, mid 2270s

Sulu in a wraparound tunic


Bomber jacket

Harry Morrow

Fleet Admiral Harry Morrow wearing a bomber jacket

In keeping with the Starfleet practice of allowing officers of command rank to wear a less formal variant of the uniform, starting in the late 2270s command officers were given the option of wearing a suede leather bomber jacket version of the uniform. This was worn over the department color turtle neck. (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier)

24th century

Deanna Troi's duty attire

Between 2364 and 2370, Deanna Troi frequently wore casual, nonuniform attire while on duty as ship's counselor, as an alternative to a standard Starfleet uniform. She primarily favored unitards in a variety of colors. (TNG: "The Naked Now" – TNG Season 6) Occasionally, she wore a turquoise variant with a long skirt. (TNG: "The Survivors")

While serving under Edward Jellico in 2369, she was ordered to wear a standard uniform while on duty. (TNG: "Chain of Command, Part I") After Jellico's order, she wore a traditional uniform almost exclusively during the rest of her posting aboard the USS Enterprise-D. (TNG Season 6Star Trek Generations)

Aside from wearing the skant uniform during "Encounter at Farpoint", actress Marina Sirtis wore a standard blue uniform in only one instance before the sixth season episode "Chain of Command, Part I" – in a fictional future presented in the Season 4 installment "Future Imperfect". After "Chain of Command", Sirtis wore the unitard costumes only a few times, usually in scenes depicting Troi's off-duty activities.
In the "Stardate Revisited" documentary included with the TNG Season 1 Blu-ray collection, Marina Sirtis described the "gray unitard" outfits from the first season as being made of denim ("...and not the stretchy kind... like wearing skin-tight jeans up to your neck").


Captain's variant

By 2368, Starfleet had a uniform variant available to commanding officers in service aboard starships, consisting of a red command division suede jacket featuring banded cuffs and either leather or fabric black shoulders. Less formal than the standard duty uniform, this "captain's jacket" was a more casual dress option, with trousers reminiscent of the previous Starfleet uniform. (TNG: "Darmok", "Ensign Ro")

The captain's jacket was designed by Robert Blackman to make Captain Picard stand out from the rest of his crew, at the suggestion of actor Patrick Stewart. (citation needededit) In its first appearance, the uniform featured leather-like shoulders; however, in all other appearances, the uniform seems to be made of cotton, with suede used for the burgundy division color.

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