Originally Posted by BoredGuy
Yeah I thought it was kinda sad that in the commentary, Joss said something during the bank scene to the effect of:
'This scene also has the benefit of getting rid of his cowl'
So even on set, Whedon knew it didn't look too awesome, unfortunate
I'm not sure cowls can be pulled off effectively in live action. Batman has the benefit of operating at night, but even he looked goofy during the Joker interrogation scene. Cap's detached helmet with "eye protection" in TFA was a close enough interpretation of his comic book look that there really was no need to add the neck fabric.