Holland Oats wrote:
Only because the original Superman look is so iconic, anything else is deemed inferior.
Once you see him lift heavy things and punch through walls on screen, that will change.
I've been living with comic "version" of this suit with Supes lifting heavy things and punching walls. It hasn't changed my mind.
The problem is that all the uni design is all in the chest and shoulder area. The shield and cape are the focus, obviously. But they aren't elements that can carry a uni on their own. The bottom half just seems like an after-thought, if there was any thought given into it.
Batman can get away with something like that, because the cowl is such a attention-grabbing element that everything else becomes secondary.
Cap is similar, because of the mask, star, stripes and chain mail combine to make an iconic costume. The "buccaneer" style books balance the uni out at the bottom.