Thursday, October 28, 2021

‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier’ Fashion Faceoff: Fur Collars, Suits & Peacoats, Oh My!

Marvel Studios’ six-episode series The Falcon and The Winter Soldier saw the return of Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson and Sebastian Stan’s Bucky Barnes as the two punched, tumbled, and bickered their way through an explosive global adventure with a host of familiar faces, new adversaries, and a laundry list of obstacles. As we reflect back on the show in the wake of its finale, there are various facets that deserve recognition and appreciation. From intense battles to high-flying action, and heavy-hitting emotions with a dash of comedy on the side, this series left no stone unturned.

However, today we’re here to pay tribute to something else entirely — the impeccable fashion of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. From fur collars, to peacoats, to loud and fancy suits, the costume department went all in for this endeavor. Now take a walk down the runway with us as we review the most stylish, hottest, trendiest, and downright marvelous looks that graced our television screens throughout the series.

The Smiling Falc— uh, Tiger?

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Modeled by: Sam Wilson
Styled by: Baron Helmut Zemo

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Zemo, Sam, and Bucky’s visit to Madripoor came with a price: they had to go undercover so as not to rouse suspicion. Sam was less than impressed with his assigned role as Conrad Mack, aka Smiling Tiger, but he rocked that suit (and heels!) either way.

“Only an American would assume a fashion-forward Black man looks like a pimp.” – Zemo

The Dora Milaje Have Come to Collect

Julie Vrabelová/Marvel Studios

Modeled by: Ayo

While Ayo obviously packed her classic, badass Dora Milaje uniform for her trip to Latvia to clean up Bucky’s mess, she also wasn’t messing around with her street clothes, either. She looked as fierce and graceful as ever as she lured Bucky into an ally to inform him of her presence.

Barnes in a Blazer

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Modeled by: James “Bucky” Barnes
Styled by: Sharon Carter

After Sharon rescued Zemo, Sam, and Bucky from the clutches of Lowtown’s bounty hunters, she also hooked the latter two up with a bit of an outfit change for her party. And thus we can now say … Bucky Barnes knows how to rock a blazer.

Off-Duty and Still Serving Looks

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Modeled by: Joaquín Torres

Sam’s Air Force pal, Lieutenant Joaquín Torres, was most often seen on-duty in his fatigues throughout the series. But that doesn’t mean he can’t look snazzy in a casual jacket off the clock, too.

Sharon Carter à la Madripoor

Chuck Zlotnick/Marvel Studios

Modeled by: Sharon Carter

Sharon Carter’s entire world may have been flipped upside down as a result of what occurred in Civil War, but you’ve got to admit, the no-nonsense, stolen art dealer life looks good on her.

Wakanda’s Finest

Chuck Zlotnick/Marvel Studios

Modeled by: The Dora Milaje
Styled by: Wakanda

Although the Dora Milaje’s uniforms weren’t new for The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, they were standout outfits in the series nonetheless.

U.S. Agent, At Your Service

Chuck Zlotnick

Modeled by: John Walker
Styled by: Contessa Valentina Allegra de la Fontaine

Is John Walker still terrible? Yes. But does he look marginally cooler now that he’s slightly less of a Cap poser, rocking his own black and red U.S. Agent suit instead? Also yes.

And finally, we can now crown our three showstoppers. The fan favorites, the unbeatable, the crème de la crème.

106 and Still Hip

Chuck Zlotnick/Marvel Studios

Modeled by: James “Bucky” Barnes

There’s just something about a good peacoat, am I right? Perhaps out of respect for the fact that he was visiting the Sokovia memorial, Bucky changed out of his casual jacket and into this fantastic peacoat before heading off to find Zemo at the one place he knew the Baron would be.

Sugar Daddy Zemo

Chuck Zlotnick/Marvel Studios

Modeled by: Baron Helmut Zemo

Baron Helmut Zemo was known to be quite a few things prior to The Falcon and The Winter Soldier — villain, father, husband, soldier. However, he never quite had a chance to tap into his rich, fabulous, and classy side on-screen … until now. It goes without saying that his fur-collared coat, paired with that sleek turtleneck, has undoubtedly become one of the most iconic pieces of clothing to come out of the series.

“I’m a Baron, Sam. My family was royalty until your friends destroyed my country.” – Zemo

Please Put Your Hands Together for: The All-New Captain America!

Marvel Studios

Modeled by: Sam Wilson
Styled by: Wakanda

Most importantly, we have Sam Wilson’s brand-new Captain America outfit. After Walker destroyed Sam’s Falcon wings, Bucky gave Ayo a nudge for one last favor from Wakanda, and he arrived in Louisiana shortly after with a special delivery for Sam. Reminiscent of his comic counterpart, Sam’s Cap suit is a sleek and epic symbol of the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

All six episodes of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier are now streaming exclusively on Disney+. Look back on all of our coverage on the series here.

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Lindsey
Lindsey joined the Nerds and Beyond team in 2018. She has spent a large portion of her life dedicated to her first love, photography. When she's not behind the camera, she's likely reading books and comics or dabbling in creative writing. Otherwise, she's probably yelling about something Star Wars or Marvel related on Twitter @lindyysolo. Contact: lindsey@nerdsandbeyond.com

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