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Captain America’s 8 Best Suits, Ranked

Who doesn’t like a new suit? Our Cap has loved doing experiments with his trademark suit over the years.

It wasn’t long ago that when one could hear people looking down on superhero costumes. Things like rubber suits with prominent bat-headlights, women in impractically skimpy onesies, and men in primary-color tights were common to be heard. But Marvel redefined what superheroes could look like. Over the past few years, the studio was recognized well for the costume design of each of its releases. Black Panther made history at the 91st Academy Awards by winning the prize for Best Costume Design and marked the first time any Marvel Studios film had won an Oscar.

With that being said, it’s pretty obvious Marvel has treated our beloved Cap with some of its finest created costumes. Chris Evans has managed to pull off and look just about perfect in all Captain America suits. Let’s begin our raid of Steve Rogers’ closet and pull out the action gear that looked best on the Star-Spangled Man himself. From the last to the top, here are our picks:

8) USO Show Costume – Captain America: The First Avenger

When Cap started out as a showman, he wore this quirky costume in Captain America: The First Avenger. The attire as many would call looks cute but won’t be considered suitable for the battlefield. However, considering it is a live-action version of Jack Kirby and Joe Simon’s original from 1941, the suit fits our cap pretty well and gives an action figure vibe.

7) Ad-Hoc Rescue Uniform Captain America: The First Avenger

Steve Rogers mounts a one-man rescue mission when he learns that most of the men from his friend Bucky’s unit were captured or killed by the forces of Johann Schmidt (a.k.a. the Red Skull). However, to make his USO costume less conspicuous, he pulls on a leather jacket, pants, and boots, and arms himself with his stage shield and an “A” helmet that he swipes from one of the “U-S-A” chorus girls. Well, it doesn’t take off well for us.

6) The Battle of New York Costume – The Avengers

A high-ranking member of the espionage agency S.H.I.E.L.D alongside Tony Stark designed this attire for Cap in the first installment of The Avengers. It is however said that it was the only outfit that didn’t allow him to strap his shield to his back. Being all aerodynamic it was a good fit for Cap but he seemed a lil uncomfortable fighting the Chitauris in the film.

5) The Sokovian Special Avengers: Age of Ultron Costume

Said to be designed by Tony Stark, this suit wore by Cap in the Avengers: Age of Ultron sported similarities with his Civil War suit. With a pointy chest plate and mechanism that delivered Cap’s shield back to him, the suit was an advancement to his wardrobe and added ease and comfort to his fights.  With a crest on his shoulders, the suit had some red highlights that shot off of the tips of the central star emblem on Cap’s chest.

4) The Battlefield Uniform Captain America: The First Avenger

This is the first real uniform Cap uses in the movies which was armed to make him look like a real war soldier. It was made out of carbon polymer, a bullet and knife resistant fabric by Howard Stark. While many remember seeing Cap for the first time in action in this suit, the whole look of it is streamlined to have the efficiency and pragmatism of a soldier’s garb. This is the uniform Steve Rogers is said to have worn the longest, as it was what he was wearing when he was frozen for 70 years after crash landing the Red Skull’s jet in the Antarctic.

3) The Stealth Suit – Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Arguably one of Cap’s best suits which he has worn. It was sad to see this suit getting discontinued which was dark blue with silver stripes across his chest and muted red stripes that ran down the side of his ribs to his knees. In fact, Chis Evans himself claimed it to be his favorite suit created for his character. Captain Rogers discarded this suit created for him by the S.H.I.E.L.D to cater to his principles.

2) The Nomad Suit – Avengers: Infinity War

Can’t deny Cap looked hot in this version of his costume in the Infinity War installment of the Avengers. With the shaggy hair and beard, Rogers at that time was off the board as he had willingly embraced the life of an expatriate. The first look of this suit of Cap in the trailer had the fans excited. With his new gear of the Wakandan shield, Cap’s apprehensive look was praiseworthy given the situation of the story.

1) The Mjolnir Special – Avengers: Endgame

At any random point of the day, if you think about Captain America, you’d probably imagine him in this suit on the battleground of the Endgame. The most amazing suit of his closet has to be the one he wore for the final time. Going a bit traditional but medieval, Cap picked out the right suit for the right occasion. The salient scaling that you see on the chest and arm portions of the costume does justice to his choice of attire for battle before his retirement. This had been one of Marvel’s finest costume created as nothing beats the details given it.

 

With nearly 10 years of appearances, Captain Steve Rodgers has kept up with the fashion trends and has looked debonair in all his attires. Let us know which one was your favorite.

 

Written by Muneer

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