Q&A Tuesday*: Why Do Superheroes Wear Their Underpants Outside?

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Today on Q&A Tuesday, Mr. Danshov asks:

Question: “This has been a mystery to me since I was a child.  Why do superheroes (e.g. Superman and Batman) wear their underpants outside?”

Answer: 

Thank you for question Mr. Danshov.

One answer suggested by the Internet is that underpants outside break up what would otherwise be a monochromatic color pattern.  Superman would otherwise be all blue– except for his socks/boots and cape.

But I would like to advance a different explanation.  Superhero pants are really tight.  If the underpants were on the inside, there would be “Underpants” or “Panty” line.  And that is a fashion no-no.

No superhero, male or female can possibly be seen with “Underpants” or “Panty” line.  Nobody, particularly criminals, would take them seriously.

And thus Mr. Danshov, underpants out was invented!

 

(Photo © Strels | Dreamstime.com – Superman. Photo.)

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