During World War II, it seemed like everyone and their cousin Mort was wrapping themselves in patriotic colors and defending the Republic even if they didn't have a super-serum. Maybe that's why there was a shortage of material for good flag-based costumes. I mean, seriously...these guys, THE EAGLE and "Buddy, the Daredevil Boy" look like they're wearing thick pajamas for a costume with bath towels for capes!!
And he can't even lace his boots all the way apparently! Oh, well...at least he doesn't have bare legs.