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>Thinking of submitting this to Project Rooftop.
I've got no beef with the undies and feel it adds a layer of personality to the costume. That being said, there are plenty of ways to compensate the design with out LINES LINES LINES COLLARS COLLARS COLLARS. Superman's original look is inspired by the circus strongman aesthetics. Outside of the over-briefs another classic element to those performers costumes were these arm bands that they wore, presumably to keep sweat out of their palms. Heck if I know. But for this redesign, I felt that the emphasizing the alien aspect of his character is a little overplayed, and I wanted to bring a more human feel to his costume. Whether or not that came across remains to be seen.
I like the idea of Superman as the everyman, he always struck me as the ideal dad, kind and warm and the strongest guy you know, looking at him through the eyes of a 4 year old. The darker colors on the pants in place of the underwear help to break up the color scheme better, and provide a function for the belt to hold something up, which I tried to make look like a stylized championship buckle.
His muscles aren't cut and defined, but they are burly, trying to give him more of a working man's build. His skin is a little darker, partly to accentuate his powers come from the sun and partly to give off a sense that he's always out and about toiling with his hands.
No collar, he's not a symbol of authority. And a smile, because he doesn't need to be intimidating. Seriously, when you can crack a planet in half with a finger flick, the last thing you want is to give people MORE of a reason to be afraid of you. Plus, something too regal would make him seem like a pious or even religious figure, and he probably wouldn't want that being raised in the American Midwest.