Why does Superman wear his underwear over his tights.
i dont take credit for any of them. i couldnt do any of that.
The first one is the one i think he should actually change too.
the second is kinda cool but i just liked the whole different approach with the colors
the third i liked it more than the second but it looks like one they would use if he was batmans side kick or something
This is just me speculating, but I think the overwear's original function was to hide the hero's junk (not to cover it up, per say, but to make it less noticeable). When you wear tights like that, there really is nothing left to the imagination. I recall something said to Ko-Rel by one of her compatriots when she became Nova. It's different for women I'd think, but you can imagine how embarrassing it would be for a hero to get an erection in public, or during a meeting. The outerwear just hides it a bit better. A codpiece seems more to function as a jockstrap more than anything. Nobody likes being kicked in the crotch.
lol k first supes would have to be kicked in the crotch the likes of wonder woman or super igrl or a green lantern power kick to make him get hurt lol.
second we are out of the modesty time period, look at what female characters are wearing now a days. The least they could do is get rid of the overwear bc it attracts peoples eyes to that spot
he flys really fast two words: Wind Chill
and when a guy flies up wearing red underwear on top of blue tights most people avoid making eye contact. It is really the most genius part of his disguise
Superman does NOT wear his underwear on the outside. By definition underwear is intended to be worn under the clothes. The red fabric in his crotch area is part of his entire outfit, not a separate piece intended to be worn underneath.
and he's super hero! Though I am told that if I wear mine outside I won't be one. Go figure
Obviously because it's classic. Superman is known for the Red & Blue. This isn't fashion, it's comic books. When I look at those pics above, those pictures aren't Superman. It doesn't give off the same vibe to me. Superman is an image known worldwide, and the world connected with him ever since 1938.
Back when Superman lost his powers after his death, and he turned to the Energy Red and Blue Supermen, it was so hard to read just because of his appearance. ( it was bad.) It didn't rub off well. If it isn't broke, don't fix it. Plus, you can't turn an icon that existed for 70 some years and mess with his image like that. Merchandise sells because of how CLASSIC Superman is.
Superman wears his underwear outside of his outfit because he is the original Superhero and has set the standards for the average hero in just about every category, including clothing. Tights and a cape have become second nature because of Supermans ground breaking success from the late 1920s up until today. Basically he wears it because he can and he will kick your a** in the process.
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