Well, we now know what the Robber Pattinson Batman suit looks like. After weeks of rumors and speculation, the studio finally unveiled the Bat-inspired attire on Benedict Cumberbatch at tonight’s premiere of their newest film, The Suicide Squad. And it’s definitely one for the record books.

The custom-made suit, which retails for about $16,000, is made of bright orange (versus the dark tan of the character) and features a bold yellow print that imitates the style of the classic ‘60s television series. It also includes a matching yellow shirt, dark green pants and brownish-gray gloves, which are crafted from the same material. All these pieces come together as one stunning suit.

The resemblance to the Dark Knight is uncanny. Let’s take a closer look and see if we can find any other similarities between the two.

The Suits Are Named After Robin Hood And A-b-c

Based on the look of it, it seems like Warner Bros. is paying homage to the classic tale of rogue’s gallery members known as the ‘hoodlums’ who robbed from the rich and gave to the poor. This anti-establishment group of outlaws, who sided with King George against the Nazis in the 1940s, were responsible for many acts of charity and justice. Their mascot was a fox, often seen on their shirts. Like the Robin Hood of old, the Gang Of Four would break into the mansions of the rich and give the goods to the needy. Although, their motivation was more Robin Hood-like in that they wanted to rob the rich to give to the poor. Their look may have been influenced by the Great Depression back in the 1930s. It was a period of great economic turmoil and poverty. The group were inspired by the plight of the working classes and supported the Soviet Union in the struggle against Nazi Germany.

It seems only appropriate that Hollywood would take a leaf out of history’s book and adapt the story for modern times. We cannot say if this is a conscious decision or if they just happened to choose this time period, but either way, it’s pretty cool stuff.

The Print Is Evocative Of The ‘60s

The ‘60s were heady times. The social and cultural upheavals of the decade were monumental. It was a time of great political turmoil and strife. Vietnam was raging on the other side of the globe, while racial tensions simmered in the United States. It was an era that changed the world forever.

Here’s an example of a cool thing that happened in the ‘60s: Woodstock. It was held in Bethel, NY, and featured some of the biggest names in music. It was a coming together of the counterculture and a ‘love-in’ of sorts. There were so many memorable moments, from the performances by The Beatles and The Beach Boys, to Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix’s last shows. It was a time of musical and social experimentation.

The ‘60s also happened to be the time when television sets became common place in American homes. This was a result of the newly developed ‘tube’ technology. Before that, most people had only been able to see live presentations by performers like Franklin D. Roosevelt or Winston Churchill. Suddenly, Americans could see political rallies, sporting events and even cartoons come to life on their TV sets. It was an evolution in how people experienced and engaged with content.

It’s no coincidence that the suits are based on designs from the ‘60s. Prints like these were popular back then, whether it was comic books or television screens. Even things like cars and furniture were designed with simple yet elegant lines that didn’t really exist prior to the ‘60s. Just look at the Jetson family: George Jetson is a genius who invents many of the gadgets and tools we use today, while his wife, Jane, is a well-known design expert who creates many interior styles for the family to live in. It’s clear that the ‘60s had a great influence on the people and products we see today.

The Sourcing Of The Materials

There are a lot of amazing materials in this suit. When we think about the history of Batman, we usually think about his traditional costumes. The majority of Batman’s fashion choices are based on historical motifs, with the majority of his suits made from leather or a similar synthetic textile. They are often punctuated with metal or plastic elements, and incorporate items like buckles, elbow patches or straps that tie the outfit together.

It seems that Warner Bros. is paying homage to Batman’s historical costumes and making a statement about where he stands in today’s society. It is doubtful that the film-maker or the character’s fans wanted to send a message about the past or legacy of the character, but this is what they got. The materials used for these suits are all very fashionable and trendy, and the design is quite unique and modern.

What Are The Differences?

So, as you may have guessed, there are a lot of differences between the traditional Batman outfit and the new design. Wherever possible, the designers had to keep these parts the same as the Batman costume so that the resemblance is preserved. This is why the outfit is so similar. All the materials are similar, as well as the colors. However, there are a few differences worth noting.

  • There is no mask. No, this isn’t because they couldn’t design a functional one. It’s just that they wanted to keep the design as clean-lined and simple as possible.
  • The belt is made of metal instead of leather. This is due to the material used for the suit; a combination of silk and polyester. This makes the belt much more sturdy and long-lasting.
  • The shoulder pads are also polyester and more narrow than those used in the traditional Batman outfit. This makes the suit more streamlined and the silhouette more contemporary.
  • The gloves and socks are made of fur. This is because they wanted to pay homage to Batman’s animalistic nature.
  • The only difference in the outfit is the skirt. Instead of a long, dark skirt with a zipper, they used a shorter, modern version with no zippers. This makes it look more fashionable and also easier to move around in.

Final Takeaway

Well, it’s safe to say that we’re definitely left questioning many things about this new design. Although it took them a while to unveil it, they finally did. And we now have an answer to one of the questions that’s been plaguing us lately: Does Batman still rove the night as a vigilante, or has he found a home within the justice system? The answer is both. In this latest outing, the Dark Knight defends a neighborhood of Gotham from criminals. With the support of police and residents, Batman hunts down the thugs who prey on the city’s poorest communities. It’s a touching story that reminds us that sometimes good guys wear black, and sometimes they wear grey.

So, as you can see, there are many differences between the old and new Batman outfits. Some are major, others are more subtle. It’s hard to put into words what exactly the designers were trying to say with this new design, but we’re sure that fans will have plenty to say about it. And now that we know what it looks like, we can’t wait to see what the rest of the film has in store for us. In the meantime, let’s get back to our regularly scheduled programming.