I was recently watching an episode of Smallville where Clark rips open his shirt and a button pinged off a wall. Besides making me laugh, it made me think: shirts don't open that easily without the buttons flying all over the place and needing to be repaired/replaced. Maybe there are velcro shirts he would use?

On the same track, where does he keep his clothes when he's in the red and blue?

  • I read that, but it still left me with questions. What about before he got the "Kryptonian bio-tech"? Is it just that they took artistic license and didn't explain it? I'm just thinking that, in 80 years of Superman, someone must have tried to explain this. Jul 23 '14 at 20:08
  • If you would like clarification on Thaddeus' answer, you should leave a comment on it. Hopefully he can expand his answer there.
    – phantom42
    Jul 23 '14 at 20:09
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    He crushes the old suit into a diamond and uses that to buy another suit.
    – Oldcat
    Jul 23 '14 at 20:36

The second question is covered in this answer to What is the secret of Superman's suit?

To the first question, several possibilities come to mind

  • Superman's superior speed and dexterity allow him to unbutton his shirt without damaging it in the blink of an eye
  • Superman's superior intellect enabled him to wisely invest in snap button shirts
  • Superman spends his off evenings re-sewing the buttons onto his favorite shirt.

You said in the episode you watched, a button did break off. Was this the first instance of Clark Kent changing in this manner? Maybe after this first time he would adopt one of the alternatives listed above.

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    Sewing at super speed? Jul 24 '14 at 1:32

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