Assos make very ugly clothing. It may be great and so technical that a force field of smuggery repels all motor vehicles, but it isn't half ugly (and most of the people I know who wear it are quite rotund, only adding to the effect really).
Definitely a sci-fi influence there. Mind you some of us may find that attractive... those of us who err... have a lot of STTNG stuff... not that I've got the complete technical specification of the USS-1701D. Not me, oh no. Nor the Star Fleet Acadamey Training Manual. No, not me, either. Nor a tape of how to speak Klingon, "Conversational Klingon" which would be ideal for one's next holiday on the Klingon homeworld. Should one be at all interested in such things, but that would not be me. Oh no, not me. Live long and prosper Chuffers.