Have you every wanted to go into a meeting with the power of the Hulk, Iron Man, or Captain America on your side, well thanks to Fun Suits now you can with their licenced line of men’s wear. The line is split into two categories; secret identity and alter ego. The secret identity suits are normal examples of business wear on the outside, but the inside reveals a lining featuring artwork depicting the character(s) in which the suit is based on. Each suit also comes with a corresponding tie and pocket square to properly complement the suit. The alter ego suits are normal suits that have been colored and detailed to look like replicas of the actual character costumes. In this case Iron Man is the only hero offered in the alter ego category in their Marvel line.
Most of the suits are made of a polyester and rayon blend with the Iron Man alter ego suit being constructed of all polyester. This gives the suits the advantage of being a lightweight garment, but it runs the risk of looking cheap because of the materials used. The suits range from $169 for the kid versions to $249 for the adult sizes.
The idea and execution of this line of suits is a great way of offering an experience from the House of Ideas to a more “sophisticated” audience. However the alter ego suits fall flat because outside of a convention, costume party, or other special event, no one is going to wear it as a regular everyday suit. In contrast the secret identity suits are the right balance between the look and feel of an everyday suit while providing a dose of Marvel magic in every stitch. Hopefully the next line of suits will offer more characters and better materials.
For all of my DC universe lovers, don’t worry Fun Suits offers a line of DC comics based suits as well. Check out our overview at Pop Culture Uncovered.