Originally Posted by Bruce Malone
I think this element would have to be played up to explain the cape. Which unlike the costume which can be argued is needed due to it's "invulnerability" perhaps?
An invulnerable suit is definitely needed if Superman is going to be saving people from fires and the like.
The cape can be used to shield people from the flames.
The cape is clearly just a fashion statement.
"Why the cape, Clark?"
"Are you kidding me?! Tell me that **** doesn't look cool blowing in the wind!"
EDIT: But seriously, though. Tony Stark painted his suit red and gold because he thought it looked cool. I don't see anything wrong with Clark keeping/adding the cape for that very same reason.