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The Piratical Duchess with all the Right Colors

The most important thing about bein' a pirate is style! N' part o' that means bein' able to pick the right colors! We be experienced Salts when it comes to assemblin' the ideal wardrobe n' pickin' the right color combinations. An outfit like the Piratical Duchess lets us show off Arrr Range o' Fabric combos.



This be an elegant pirate outfit that lets ye dress fer a party or historical occasion, while also letting you mix n' match a variety o' colors. It was more historically accurate to have a fairly monochromatic outfit excluding black n' white, but we believe it's important to have contrast.



Fer example: a matte black combines well with a bright red. Arrr eyes be more receptive to the stark changes n' though it's not always the case- contrasting colors are visually pleasing most o' the time.

Authentic Leather Goods from Pirate Fashions

 



Leather Goods From Pirate Fashions

Pirate Fashions only deals in the finest loot n' swag! Arrr Leather Products all be made with real goat, pig n' cow leather which makes it durable n' tough for yar high seas adventures! The Belts, Straps, Baldrics, Black Powder Pistol Holsters, Boots n' more have all been made to the highest of Rogue Standards!


Unlike a cheap costume shop we be in the business of providin' high quality goods through n' through. Even the metal bits o' arrr gear utilize Nickel n' Brass that looks n' feels authentic n' built to last! No Plastics here mateys! Browse arrr selection n' find the leather accessories needed to complete yar Buccaneer Wardrobe! http://bit.ly/2jxtkw5

Woodes Rogers! Scourge of Pirates!

Arrr Woodes Roger's Outfit be the perfect garb for privateers turned Governors! This outfit make colorful use of Calico, Red and Gold! Though it be regal enough to command the respect of both Pirates AND the Royal Navy, we offer it to ye as an affordable outfit! 

Woodes Rogers himself was a famous (or infamous dependin' on yer point of view) English Privateer n' Pirate Hunter. As Governor of the Bahamas he even suppressed the pirates of Nassau!

 


Bein' a privateer meant he had received a commission from the English Government to perform selective piratical acts against enemies of the crown. In exchange privateers would send a percentage of wealth back to their employer. Additionally ye were allowed to carry a "Letter of Marque" to prove yar legal status, n' sometimes allowed ye to be treated fairly as a prisoner of war if captured.

After fightin' as a privateer against the Spanish, Woodes Rogers became a pirate hunter with great support from the English. He lead an expedition to Madagascar to deal with a sizable population of pirates. Rather than fight the pirates, he offered clemency from the English government. A Full Pardon was given to any willing pirates who wanted to retire.

 


It was so successful that he was appointed Governor of the Bahamas n' was tasked with pacifying the Pirate Republic of Nassau. Many pirates accepted the Full Pardon, n' some even turned on their Brethren by becomin' Pirate Hunters! http://bit.ly/2jtj3Ax

Pirate Fashions, Black Powder Weapons in Black Sails

On several occasions, Pirate Fashions has had the privilege of providin' firearms for several period piece shows. Recently the final season of Black Sails premiered on Starz n' ye maybe surprised that ye could find several o' the firearms seen on the show in arrr own hoard o' goods!

Captain Flint's own signature pistol be a Scottish Dag (or all steel pistol,) specifically a Murdoch Highland that appeared in the early 17th Century n' was found to be in use until the early 19th Century. It be a very realistic firearm to have on the show!

They were usually made with metal stocks. This made'em an ideal weapon in the rainy Scottish Highlands or on the rugged seas in the hands o' pirates, when a wooden grip could quickly rot away. To avoid rust, the weapon would have to be oiled n' cleaned on a fairly regular basis. Believe it arrr not, Pirates appreciated Order and Cleanliness! 

Arrr French Sea Service pistols were also Guests on the Show! They were issued to the French Navy in 1763 well after the events in Black Sails, but ye cannot deny that they were good looking pistols! 18th Century British and American soldiers n' private citizens appreciated them as well.

The French Holster Pistol was another guest n' it was also a period appropriate weapon! They first began to appear between 1675 n' 1700 in the hands o' Frenchmen across the seas. Though they were a common Pirate Pistol as well!

There be many details to these stories of how these Pirate Fashions pistols (n' other weapons as well) came to be featured in such a widely renowned piece of pirate media. But we couldn't tell ye the details, unless we made ye walk the plank! Browse the Pirate Fashions Website n' see where else arrr weapons have been featured! http://bit.ly/2jRYHRJ

Clean Yar Garb! Pirate Costume Washing Tips

It's been one week since the Gasparilla Pirate Festival n' it's time to clean yar garb! To help ye get the salt and grime out of yar outfit Pirate Fashions has put together a Category System to help ye pick the right methods. It's best to follow the instructions on the tag, but if there be no tag here be arrr guidelines!

Category One be Dry Clean Only: Articles that fall into this chest be comprised of Corsets, Bodices, as well as Most Coats n' Items made with silk, wool, or velvet. Bring'em to a professional dry cleaner or use an at Home Cleaning Product in a Tumble Dryer.

Category Two be Hand Wash n' Light Dry: Womens Tops n Skirts, some of the Men's Skirts, Silk Bandana n Sash, Waist Coats, n' most clothes with 2 different fabrics or lining. Hand wash in yar wash basin or bath tub with a mild detergent. Gently swirl n' knead the fabrics fer 2 minutes. For yar silks a hair conditioner be a fine way to soften the delicate cloth. Let dry on a rack n' they'll be ready for adventure in no time.

Category Three be the Machine Wash n Cold Water n' Line Dry Category: Bloomers, Some o' the Men's Shirts, Men's Pants, Kilts, Some Women's Skirts n' Linen Sashes. It is vital ye handle this properly to avoid shrinkage. These be Machine Wash COLD WATER ONLY n' LINE DRY ONLY items of clothing. Alternatively ye could purchase yar clothing in a Large and use Category Four fer yar drying.

Category Four be Machine Wash n' Dry: Items in this category be Linens n' Cotton Bandanas, Socks, T-Shirts n' Pre Shrunk Fabrics. Just machine wash cold and dry fer a tough, veteran look! If ye be looking for the respectable pirate look just iron or steam after drying.

If ye have questions about maintaining and cleaning yar garb- consult the Pirate Fashions website! http://bit.ly/2ks3M71