February 4th, 2013
Where would a Superhero be without a trusty suit to catch the world’s attention and demonstrate unique super powers?
Ever since 1938, when Action Comics’ Superman began to save America from natural disasters and evil villains, superheroes have flown, fought crime, battled with personal weaknesses and brought splashes of colour and style to comic books with their spectacular costumes.
Here’s five of the best mens suits for superheroes.
Suits for men of steel
Superman may well have the most memorable suit of all. When humble news reporter Clark Kent enters a telephone box, he decks himself out in physique-revealing blue spandex and underpants that he wears on the outside of his suit. Superman’s superhuman strength is innate, but maybe the glorious red cape has something to do with his powers of flight.
Perhaps compensating for his lack of superpowers, Batman takes his superhero suit a step further by donning a mask in the shape of a bat’s head. The mask also conceals part of his face and heightens the mystery about this Dark Knight. And while wearing underpants over your trousers is always going to go out of fashion, black never goes out of style.
Spiderman’s suit – more than muscle-hugging spandex
Spiderman has a radioactive spider bite to thank for his superpowers: super strength and agility, adhesiveness and even a ‘spider sense’ that warns him of peril. His suit covers his entire body, although it doesn’t stop Mary Jane in the 2002 movie from giving him a sensual kiss. Spiderman’s suit is more than just muscle-hugging spandex: it features web shooters built into the wrists so that Spidey can swing between the skyscrapers of New York on lengths of spider silk.
Get a suit that shoots laser beams
Here’s a superhero suit that does more than just reveal musculature. Iron Man’s suit is made from special powered armour, with plenty of gadgets built in. Repulsor rays fire from the palms and ‘uni-beams’ project from the chest. In fact, Iron Man is a brilliant engineer and spends his life making his suits fit for all sorts of purposes. Can Spiderman deep sea dive? Iron Man certainly can.
A fruit inspired superhero deserves an exotic suit
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This is how Britain does superheroes. The comedy superhero Bananaman hit UK televisions in 1983 after appearing in Nutty Comics. With the help of a pet crow, Bananaman increases his superhuman strength by eating his favourite yellow fruit. Like Superman, he possesses the ability to fly and has a fetching cape – in the shape and colour of banana skin. He also manages to defeat a villain in every episode. Is this the suit that peels away from the rest of the competition?
August 22nd, 2012
Every good movie has its hero, but it’s really the colourfully crazy characters, which we never forget.
And when they’re insanely unhinged or crazy in the coconut, there’s nothing quite like a mad man’s suit to show off their derangement.
Here’s some of the maddest mens suits from the movies.
Mad hatter with his freaky hair and funky suit
The Alice in Wonderland story has lasted the test of time and one of the stars of the surreal tale is the Mad Hatter. Throughout time, the character’s suits have been recreated over and over again, but the fantastically funky suit worn by Johnny Depp and Tim Burton’s latest offering is certifiably MAD!
The Mask’s mental yellow suit and matching hat
Bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss is transformed into a manic super-hero when he wears a mysterious mask. That’s a manic super-hero who wears a ridiculously yellow suit. Making him look like a cross between a pimp and a clown, which is a weird mix if you think about it. The suit is actually quite cool though.
Willy Wonka wearing his velvet suit and bonkers bow tie
Somebody who lives in a large chocolate factory surrounded by strange orange-faced dwarves is going to be a little eccentric or just completely bonkers. And a bonkers man needs a bonkers suit so Willy Wonka gets given a huge dose of velvet.
Saturday Night Fever
Raving mad dance moves need a super-fly white suit
Responsible for raving mad dance moves in discos around the world, John Travolta’s character in Saturday Night Fever knows how to get down and boogie. And if you’re the king of the disco floor, then only a superfly white suit with crazy flares and collars will do.
The Joker sporting one of his vintage suits
Many would award the late and great Heath Ledger’s character in The Dark Night with the accolade of the insanest villain in movie history. Such an accolade is going to require one hell of a wardrobe and he doesn’t disappoint with a collection of vintage suits throughout the movie. Think ringmaster meets professor meets psycho clown.
Fat suits are only for the mad and Eddie Murphy
Professor Klump’s attire isn’t that nutty really, but the fat suit worn by Eddie Murphy is pretty loco and transforms him into a fatty, fruitcake professor who is quite literally larger than life. For all the doubters, a fat suit worn by a man is technically a man’s suit.