Another year, another Marvel movie! And we all love our superheroes, don’t we? Especially when all the supers are gathered in one superfilm! While we can’t have the powers, we can at least have the clothes? Where possible!
You might remember from past movies, besides manifesting an unshattered passion for the big-screen movies, I also love scooping up and unearthing what the actors wore and the fashion items their characters had in their wardrobes, just like I did for Captain America TWS! In another life, I would’ve made a feisty costume designer (wink)! Talking about…
… Alexandra Byrne is the costumes head for the Avengers Age of Ultron movie. Her previous work includes Thor, The God of Thunder or Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014. Constantly nominated for her outstanding contribution in her Costume Design field, Alexandra Byrne won an Oscar for Elizabeth: The Golden Age, in 2008. When it comes to putting together the super-wardrobe of our superheroes, Alexandra said that:
‘…a lot of the design is chasing their body as they bulk. And it depends on the character—for Thor it’s all about his arms. […] (Tony Stark) is one of the richest, most successful, most confident men in the world. Sometimes I go flamboyant, sometimes practical. I get his clothes and his shoes from anywhere and everywhere. None of these characters definitively wear a certain label. Put something together that isn’t cliché and is individual to you. You also need to balance the whole silhouette so it works as a whole.’
Iron Man / Tony Stark / Robert Downey Jr Bruce Lee Tshirt
The BNA78 Kung Fu Scratch tshirt is worn by Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark (Iron Man) in a couple of sequences from the new Avengers Age of Ultron movie. Tony Stark is known to wear skin-tight tops, often layered for an ultra-geek effect and this falls right into that category. However, a Bruce Lee chest display is even more effective, especially when mixed with a turntable desk and hi-quality headgear.
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This isn’t the first time Robert Downey Jr. is wearing a Kung Fu Scratch tshirt and most certainly won’t be the last either! It’s good to know that he blended with Tony Stark/Ironman at such point that they share wardrobe!
Iron Man / Tony Stark / Robert Downey Jr Initium All-In Sunglasses
As they say, the best is saved for the last (scenes of the movie) – in our case, it’s about Tony Stark’s sunglasses! You’ve seen Robert Downey Jr. wear this brand of glasses before, in Iron Man and more, well, it appears Mr. Stark is a creature of habit, despite being an unusually wealthy creature! The All-in have a reputation of selling-out faster than you can say ‘Avengers’, so you’ve been warned: save $319 for a pair of Initium All-in matte black with red temple tips! If you’re not picky (and they already sold-out), all others All-in colors are $299!
Iron Man / Tony Stark / Robert Downey Jr. dark blue Under Armour tshirt
There’s a reason for all the Under Armour goodies you’ll see throughout the new Avengers movie: Age of Ultron benefited from a special collaboration with Under Armour. Building better costumes for better bodies in constant action is something delicate and demanding. UA had the expertise and the materials to bring the Avengers costumes to life.
Captain America / Steve Rogers / Chris Evans Under Armour tshirt
As more imagery will (hopefully) become available after the release date, I will update this story with the appropriate photos. So far, this is the best I could do!
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Quicksilver / Pietro Maximoff / Aaron Taylor-Johnson Under Armour long sleeves tshirt
When you’ll see one of the Maximoff Twins changing into a more permissive outfit, with a special kind of tshirt created especially for his character, know that it’s also an Under Armour creation! Custom made with textured materials, the tshirt looks sewn onto his skin. The special stripes you’ll see on the tshirt are a common giveaway for all Under Armour tees (you’ve seen Iron Man, Captain America already, read on to see who’s wearing the UA goodies!).
Black Widow / Natasha Romanoff / Scarlett Johansson Under Armour black tank top
There’s an amazing add-on to Natasha’s Black Widow’s costume in the new Avengers: Age of Ultron! For the first time, electricians joined the costumes department team (over 60 persons teamed up to create the supers wardrobe). Think Tron – blue neon lights along the seams to make for more electric fight sequences. The Under Armour tank top with black fabric and red trimmings along the seams hints at the neon blue lights.
Hawkeye / Clint Barton / Jeremy Renner Under Armour tshirts
Whether he’s wearing his black tank top or his black and maroon action costume, Hawkeye is always ready for action! Which is also the reason Under Armour created the special gear superheroes can train in!
Quicksilver / Pietro Maximoff / Aaron Taylor-Johnson grey Adidas shoes
In the quickest of the quick fight scenes, Quicksilver is wearing his special Under Armour long sleeves tshirt (the same one you can see in the movie poster), a pair of pants??? And grey sports shoes from Adidas (of which he apparently had multiple pairs as he’s seen choosing his Adidas from a shelf with more grey Adidas shoes).
These are part of a collection scheduled to launch simultaneously with the premiere of the Avengers: Age of Ultron on the US big screens: May 1st. The shoes worn by Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver are the Adidas Adizero Primeboost in grey/mint. Part of a larger collection in collaboration with Marvel Ultron, the Adidas Boost 2 as it was described in the media release comes in more colors (black& orange, grey&black) but also with a special capsule collection to match each of the Avengers!
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Quicksilver / Pietro Maximoff / Aaron Taylor-Johnson grey Puma shoes
There are a couple of stages to Quicksilver and one of them involves a pair of Puma Trinomic XT1 Plus. You won’t hear much about these, but they’re there alright! One of the four colors available in this Puma Spring Summer 2014 collection was carrying Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Quicksilver character where he was needed.
Quicksilver / Pietro Maximoff / Aaron Taylor-Johnson black tracksuit zip jacket Hummel Atlantic
About the same time Pietro Maximoff made proof of his outstanding powers, when he was just referred to as ‘the enhanced’, Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s character, Pietro Maximoff was wearing a shiny black tracksuit jacket with zipper. An old school classic design from the Hummel brand, the Atlantic zip jacket N is made of polyester and cotton, allowing a better moisture control in high physical activity conditions.
Scarlet Witch / Wanda Maximoff / Elizabeth Olsen dress Free People Sierra Valley Printed Dress
Wanda Maximoff and her twin brother, Pietro Maximoff bring a breathe of fresh air in the superheroes pack. Their costumes can be segmented in two episodes – this one belongs to the previous-superheroes gang aesthetic. A Free People Black Sierra Valley Printed Shirtdress (which is now sold out given that it’s part of a past collection) with darker print than originally sold in store. It may be custom-dyed, it’s hard to tell at this point.
A lot of Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff Scarlet Witch Age of Ultron Avengers movie costumes are custom-made. For the epic battle scene she actually wears two different dresses, not one as we would be tempted to believe since they’re both black.
Hawkeye / Clint Barton / Jeremy Renner Matchless leather jacket
During a particularly entertaining scene with all the Avengers assembled for a party, Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton / Hawkeye is casually dressed sporting a fabulous leather jacket. Part of a capsule collection from Matchless Avengers Atelier, the Osborne Limited Edition Blouson is the reedition of a bikers favorite leather jacket from the sixties. The jacket’s style matches Hawkeye’s personality and Clint Barton’s character profile to a stitch!
Hawkeye / Clint Barton / Jeremy Renner Carhartt jacket
There’s really little footage with Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton in the all-American jacket, but it was clear as daylight that we’re talking about the legendary Carhartt Detroit Jacket. You’ve seen it before in Interstellar, it’s a movie costumes staple, especially when the scene is supposed to highlight the traditional, grounded American way of life. Tractors included (yes, there’s a good ol’ John Deere tractor making a brief appearance in the movie as well).
Captain America / Steve Rogers / Chris Evans Levi’s blue jeans
Yes, the Cap wears Levi’s jeans! How else? He’s an All American hero, forged in battle, back from the WWII straight in the arms of S.H.I.E.L.D. . Steve Rogers is the bulked-up version of the good sport, the perfect neighbor, the guy you’d want your daughter to date. And he wears Levi’s jeans and a ready-to-crack Under Armour tshirt to chop wood! – now for a collective awww!!
Captain America / Steve Rogers / Chris Evans Boots Magnum Mach 1 8.0
While fighting the Avengers good fight in Age of Ultron, Chris Evans as Steve Rogers Captain America is seen wearing a pair of black tactical boots: Magnum Mach 1 8.0 Side Zip boot (covered by a custom made pair of leg warmers/shin guards). Described as being a very lightweight leather and nylon boot, its use in real-life is for police or security staff as they have an athletic feel and comfortable wear. These Magnum Boots worn by Captain America do not have metallic hardware despite of the side zipper and their carbon rubber outsole makes them all-terrain friendly.
Bruce Banner / Hulk / Mark Ruffalo headphones Beats Studio wireless in titanium
There’s a musical moment in this new Avengers movie. Blink and you might miss it! Age of Ultron is a key moment in the Hulk’s evolution. We might learn more about Bruce Banner so keep an eye out for all information projected on the big screen! Bruce Banner is seen listening to classical music, more specifically Bellini: Casta Diva, Norma act 1 as performed by Maria Callas. Doing so, he wears the Beats by Dre Studio Wireless headphones in titanium grey.
Tony Stark/ Iron Man/ Robert Downey Jr orange Audi R8 V10
While this isn’t a clothing item, I couldn’t help but notice the feisty orange Audi Tony Stark brings around in the new Avengers, Age of Ultron! You’ll have to wait until the end of the movie to see him coming down from the Quinjet and from his special Iron Man armour and switch on the V10 engine of a fabulous Audi R8! Tony is such a modest, blend-in kind of guy! Not.
Black Widow / Natasha Romanoff / Scarlett Johansson Harley Davidson black motorcycle
And while we’re talking engines: Black Widow’s black motorcycle is part of a special project within Harley Davidson! Project LiveWire aka the first HD with an electric engine! Interesting, right? While the motorcycle stunts in the movie would have us thinking the Harley Davidson team’s tagline: ‘ think electric guitar – not electric car’ but it’s still a Harley powered by an electric engine! Currently on a trial tour around the country, be sure to test it out before judging Natasha Romanoff’s riding skills!
Black Widow / Natasha Romanoff / Scarlett Johansson Leather Jacket
A special collection of leather jackets has been issued following the successful collaboration between Marvel’s Avengers franchise movie and the Matchless brand. Some of the jackets make brief appearances in the movie, some were cut out. Like Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff leather jacket she’s wearing at some point when seated in front of a computer. The scene is so quick that you’ll most certainly miss the jacket if you blink!
Nick Fury / Samuel Jackson Leather Jacket
Although he’s playing a smaller role in this episode of the Avengers, Nick Fury still has his fair share of Ultron action! He’s meddling in some key-moments of the Assembly, bringing his knowledge, wisdom and love for the Super Heroes. We, on the other side, can’t help but notice his Samsung gadgets (I’m pretty sure he was wearing a Samsung Gear Fit at one point – did anyone else notice it?) and his amazing leather jacket (the same one we spotted in the Avengers promotional poster)! It is, of course, a Matchless Avengers Atelier exquisite leather jacket with waterproofed wool panels.