Originally Posted by The Sage
I don't know if anyone saw this, but RealIrOnMaN posted some of the concept art for Cap's costume from the Art of Marvel's The Avengers:
I was pretty stoked when I saw how a simple thigh holster can improve the TA suit on that concept art. Some extra padding in the upper torso with a high tech body armor look, incorporate a star on the back, thigh holster, redesign the pouches, lose the thigh zippers, and make some improvements on the helmet/cowl, and the new Cap suit would look fantastic and still be based on the Avengers outfit.
I was pretty disappointed in the early concepts that the design team came up with in the art book, thought we'd see a really cool modern take on the TFA suit but none of those really wowed me.