Originally Posted by conan69
Thing is leather is used to protect. Spiderman can get away with a spandex type suit becaue he has higher invulnerability.
It would make sense that non-invulnerable heroes, like Cyclops, Kitty Pryde, Iceman, etc would wear suits that are a mixture of leather, mesh and lightweight armor.
That depends how grounded and practical they want to make everything. Black Widow wasn't in an obviously protective suit in Avengers. The directive there was obviously making it look like the comics.