I can see wanting to ditch the briefs ... But they really do break up the blue. Looks like a unitard without them. So Snyder & co. create a problem by removing the briefs, then try to fix it by junking up the classic design with pointless clutter like a beltless buckle. Bad way to go about designing something, especially when tinkering with an iconic original. To me, the end result doesn't look alien, it looks like a director trying to put his signature on something he didn't create. Like nipples on the batsuit.