I like the patriot armor. I'd love to see a cameo from Steve Rogers and have him comment on the red, white, and blue.
That's the problem, the color blocking is identical
Look at the design Granov actually did for Iron Patriot. It's the same colors, sure, but the arrangement of colors and the pattern communicates that it isn't
Cap in a suit, but it is someone (presumably) operating under the same patriotic motif. This is character design 101, and it's especially important when you have so many characters that exsist in the same universe
, especially when they share the screen or panel.