The Flash season 5: our best look yet at Barry’s new suit

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Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen will be donning a new speedster suit in The Flash season 5, and this latest edition of his crime-fighting outfit has already become a hot talking point online. Now, an official image from The CW has given us our best look yet at the fastest man alive’s fresh threads.

A leaked image from the set appeared on the web recently, featuring the new suit, and the body-shaming backlash it received from the nasty corners of the internet caused Gustin to release this statement on Instagram:

Read this if you have good enough eyes.

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The CW then released this official image of Barry in the suit, which is notable for its lack of leather and the extra exposure for the scarlet speedster’s face…

And then, Gustin posted this selfie of himself in the suit…

Personally, this writer thinks the new suit looks great. Moving away from leather is a great choice, and removing the chinstrap makes a really striking difference to the design. We look forward to seeing this new suit in action.

The Flash season 5 kicks off on The CW on October 9th, over in the USA. Sky’s UK broadcasts are generally a week later than the US debut.

We’ll bring you more The Flash news as we hear it.