The original Spidey suit will always be the most popular suit and hold a special place in the hearts of Marvel fans. So it wasn’t a bad idea to just improve on that design versus going for the complete refresh or the more comic book driven “Iron Spider” suit. This strategy allows Spidey to retain some of himself versus giving up all his design cues to Tony Stark. The new and more movie friendly suit is still very different but still very familiar at the same time.
The Spider-man suit that debuted in Marvel’s Civil War was a welcomed throwback to the original suit, even sporting the subtle Spidey emblem. This emblem while sleek comes across as underwhelming sometimes on the big screen, past interactions of Spidey had more intimidating looking emblems. Now with the new Iron-Spider costume audiences get a huge and menacing looking Spider emblem which is likely a sign of the suits increased power. This also slightly pays homage to the Ben Riley costume from the comics and it looks awesome.
1) Iron Man Cues:
The suit does have slight cues to the Iron Man armor and still can be linked to the Stark tech that makes it appealing in the first place. The gold trim on the suit, particularly around the Spider symbol mimics the armor of the Avenger leader. Also the increase padding around chest and shoulder area is perfect for the upcoming Infinity War, preparing Spidey for the invasion of Thanos and company. The black on the armor protects the hero’s vital torso and adds some sleekness to the suit as well.