i never noticed the resemblance


I never noticed before, but the costume Bucky wears as the Winter Soldier closely resembles the last outfit he ever wore before he became a weapon for Hydra. From a costume perspective it’s a nice touch, it’s telling the audience subconsciously that we’ve seen this guy before, a familiar pattern, just darker, the lines are narrower, less friendly. From a practical perspective, it’s kind of funny thinking some Hydra agent was in charge of designing his outfit. Maybe he was in charge of the uniforms division, but he also wanted to show that he could be just as diabolical as his comrades, so he decided to torment Bucky by making a dark parody of his old clothes.