I discussed this with some kids once at a sci-fi convention. In some
of the stories, Superman compresses the clothes and stows them in a
little pouch attached to his cape. This doesn't cause wrinkling, since
Clark Kent's clothes are not off-the-rack regular duds: they are made
to be super-compressible. In other stories, new clothes have to be
obtained each time Superman resumes the Clark Kent identity, and the
old clothes are either left behind or destroyed.
"Since Luthor doesn't know Superman is Clark, he doesn't know Clark's
secrets (such as the fact that Superman keeps his Clark Kent clothes
in a pouch located in his cape)."
Superman Homepage: Mild Mannered Reviews
"From what I remember the Silver Age Superman did have a pouch in his
cape for his civilian suits, I also think they were said to be some
form of super compressible material as well, perhaps similar to Barry
Allen's Flash suit."
Freedom Reborn: Weird Things We've Come To Accept In Comics
"When changing into his superheroic identity, Superman would usually
place his Clark Kent clothes in a secret pouch hidden in his cape, but
in many stories they would be discarded and he would need to get new
clothes each time."
Answers.com: Clark Kent
"The pre-Crisis Superman / Clark Kent always wore the same blue suit,
white shirt, red tie. My question is, where was it stored when he
turned into Superman, and how did he managed to keep it from
He compressed it really tightly and put it in a pouch inside his cape.
The clothing was treated with a special chemical that kept it from
wrinkling, but the chemical also affected the colors of Clark's
clothing, which is why he always had a blue suit. (It worked slightly
differently when Clark was a boy; he had blue pants and a red sweater
Silver Bullet Comic Books: It's Bob Rozakis the Answer Man
My Google search strategy:
Google Web Search: superman "clark kent" "his clothes" pouch
Thanks for a fun question, Monroe! I sure wish I had some of that
special non-wrinkle superstuff. To heck with the clothes. I'd put it