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Pirates Fashions Closed July 27-29

The sky be falling, as we be cursed with the installation in arrr new ceiling has been coming down.  So we be forced to move our entire showroom out and redo the installation to the ceiling so that we can have a cool place amidst the summer heat.  This be be the very first time we have closed on an entire weekend since we opened 9 years ago. So remember to take a brake the last week of July n' have some rum! 

Tiger's Adventures in Nepal

Part 2 of Tiger trip to Asia. Nepal be one of the most holy places in the world.  There be a temple on every other block you walk by.  The temples can be small or huge with dozen of different gods and goddess.  The hand craft designs of each temple arr amazing. The richness of this world would make any pirate think he hit the motherload of riches.  However, Nepal is ranked as one of the poorest nations in the world.

I was told that you must be formally introduced by another Nepali to a business and slowly build a relationship to be able to do business with a Nepali company. They had traditions that must be observed. As a pirate, I don't really follow all the rules. I discovered a Women's Coop that employs 80 women who are victims of abuse, violence or poverty.  They are shunned by traditional society and must deal with dirty foreigners fer their livelihood.  Sounds perfect to me.  

They be dyeing beatufitully colored threads from Swiss-made dyes (because the Europeans they sell to have sensitive skin).  They had a number of hand loom in production.  I met a French girl who be apprenticing there to learn the secrets of the olde world, as everything is done by automatic machine in the new world. They were having a ceremony of peace and prosperity when I arrive, so they invited me into it. We discussed arrr first project together.

Walking about the streets of Kathmandu, I stumbled across a Fair Trade Store that represents 65 different tribes making local handy crafts. I made an appointment to meet with their productions staff.  They showed me their fabric stock, and production area of sewers, knitter, and felter. We discussed the design and production of pirate sashes woven of silk and nettle, a local fiber stronger than hemp. It will be a few months to get the sample for approval.

The Pirate Fashions Blunderbuss History

Feast yar eyes on the Pirate Fashions Blunderbuss! The ideal weapon for clearing a deck o' enemy sailors, sometimes it be called a Musketoon. This basically be a short, carbine-like musket with a flared barrel. While we discuss the blunderbuss we can bust a few myths!


Because o' its flared barrel-end it is assumed that its primary purpose was that it was a shotgun style weapon, in reality the flared barrel allows the shooter to easily load a weapon with shot. While at sea or on horseback it made loading the weapon much easier because ye could dump your ammo into the barrel without worrying about precision. They were shortened muskets essentially so that also helped with loading. They were indeed great compact weapons for close quarters, but their shotgun status should be regarded with some skepticism. If the barrel's flare had an effect on the shotgun's spread we would see more flared barrels today.

We also have a false perception that "anything" could be loaded into a blunderbuss, but the barrel would not last long firing silverware or debris- ye would destroy it internally. With most blackpowder weapons ye could actually load multiple rounds o' shot into the muzzle (two was recommended if ye were to do so.) Ye could fire multiple metal balls with a musket, pistol or blunderbuss. Ye could also load buckshot (numerous small balls) into a weapon n' use it in a shotgun capacity, similar to how a ship's guns could fire Grapeshot.

Arrr Armory has Firing Blunderbusses from most of the Colonial powers in the Spanish Main, n' we also have non-firing replicas- less expensive, but purely for prop usage. Browse Arrr Selection, we've for English, French, Dutch n' Spanish! http://bit.ly/2raJ4vK

Plannin' Yar Pirate Outfit!

If we be plannin' an outfit from the top we recommend assemblin' the following.

Frock coats fer the high caliber pirate lookin' to strike the most dashing figure.

Waist coats fer a hot sunny day at sea, essential fer any semblance of piratical clout.

Simple or Fancy shirts to convey that ye be a sailin' man (or woman,) we have many options dependin' on the look ye be goin' fer!

Slops n' Knee Breeches, ye have the options to go historically accurate or a little more Hollywood look dependin' on yar preference!

Sashes, Bandanas n' Socks. All o' which should contrast with the rest of yar garb n' show ye mean business.

Tricorn Hats fer obvious reasons! They certainly go a long way to protect yar skin from the harsh Caribbean Sun.

Leather Gear to carry yar weapons n' supplies. A baldric be the most important part o' this so that ye can carry yar blades n' pistol. 

Footgear which could take the form o' authentic buckle shoes n' rope sandals. Or go the badass route n' get yarself some good ol' fashion leather boots!

We also recommend ye get a pouch to store all of yar treasures, as well as yar wallet, phone n' keys!

Learn more about the proper garb o' Buccaneers on Arrr Website!

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Fresh Plunder! New Products at Pirate Fashions

Arrrgh! We constantly be bringin' in new clothing, gear n' weapons from Arrr adventures across the Seven Seas! Arrr Fresh Plunder section be the place we stock all of arrr ill gotten loot that we bring into port. 

Recently we have added authentic new Buckle Shoes, n' the Ducks Foot Percussion Pistol! 

Don't forget to also submit pictures o' yar new garb to Pirate Fashions so we can see yar adventures. http://bit.ly/2oXPmNT

The Convenience of Pirate Fashions Outfits

The easiest way to build a Pirate Fashions Outfit is by simply goin' through arrr pre-arranged combinations of arrr various garb n' gear! Fer Example: Take a look at the Port Royal Lady Captain Outfit!

Like all of Arrr outfits the Lady Captain neatly lists all of the recommendations we make when assembling yar clothing. Ye could literally scroll down the list n' add each item to yar cart o' loot on one page. Everythin' we recommend comes from arrr own experimentation aboard arrr ship n' workshop.

The Port Royal Outfit consists o' the Godiva Coat, a Buxom Bodice, a Thick Leather Pirate Belt, a Reversible Tortuga Skirt paired with a Lacy Duchess Skirt, Lady Buccaneer Boots, n' a Tortuga Blouse.

The only part that requires thought be the colors n' sizes o' what ye be choosin', but yar safe bet be contrasts with flashy colors! Ye will also need to choose yar accessories, but most of Arrr Outfits come with visual inspiration so ye will not be left alone at sea!

Browse all o' arrr outfits n' see how easy it is to assemble your Buccaneer Regalia!

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Pirate Fashions Outfits

Whether ye be a seasoned pirate or a first-time adventurer. All arrr Adventurers should learn about Arrr Pirate Fashions Tier System!

The first Tier be fer First Time Pirates n' Wenches! It be an affordable outfit n' a good foundation fer yar piratey endeavors! Both male n' female variations come with the basics: a top, a bottom n' a midriff piece such as a bodice or sash! These outfits run from $100-$200 typically.

The second Tier be an intermediate outfit! Fer arrr pirates n' wenches lookin' fer an upgrade from the first Tier ye will find a waist coat, footgear, leather goods, skirts, hats n' basic weapons. This be the Officer Tier when ye begin to establish yar clout as an adventurer, n' it typically runs at $200-$600.

The third n' final Tier be fer the Captains o' the Ship! This be the tier fer elaborate Frock Coats, Corsets, Boots n' a greater stash o' weapons! Though it be an advanced tier, there be no reason ye can't add onto yar Officer's Outfit! Sailors spend between $400-$1200 on a Captain's Outfit.

To make it even easier fer ye to find the outfit ye be lookin' fer we have two distinctive styles. A Gentleman can be Fancy fer a day ashore or Rough like the seas! Both fit neatly into the Tier System but establish a distinct aesthetic. Ye could have a Poor Rough Captain n' a Fancy Seaman.

Fer Arrr Ladies o' Fortune we have a Proper Look or a Sexy Look fer Tavern Hopping or attendin' the Governor's Ball! Regardless ye will be drawing the attention of many a rogue, friend or foe! Pickin' a style will help ye find what ye are lookin' fer more quickly in an easy to understand manner.

Usin' the Categories n' Style System ye are well on yar way to yar first pirate outfit or upgradin' yourself for a new adventure!

What ye see here is arrr "outfits" and not costumes. Instead of going with a cheap Halloween costume for one night ye have chosen the garb of a movie star or a high seas adventurerhttp://bit.ly/2jm8FuP

Pirate Waistcoats n' Vests

The Waistcoat be the one item o' Pirate Clothing that separates the swabbies from the officers n' veterans o' the ship! They also be fine coats to have in yar wardrobe when the weather is heatin' up. A frock coat is the best pirate coat, but when plannin' for comfort AND style, we recommend one of Arrr Waistcoats or Vests.

The vest was a standard item o' clothing throughout the 1400's n' well into the 1900's as formal attire. The waistcoat itself was common from the 1600's to the 1800's. The rule fer telling when a waistcoat is from usually revolves around its length. The earliest versions of proper waistcoats were long, stretching down to the calves. But overtime ye can see them get shorter n' shorter. Durin' the later portion o' the Golden Age of Piracy the coats would go down to the mid-thigh, or possibly shorter.

In the late pirate era, waistcoats evolved into Weskits, which barely stretched past the hips. From there we get the normal vests that come about in the 1900's. Fer all yar piratical purposes, check out the Pirate Fashions selection o' Waistcoats! http://bit.ly/2nMXVfH

Pirate Fashions offers FREE Shipping

We now offer FREE shipping on order of $200 or more fer the 48 contiguous US states for everything except the follow item categories: Black Powder Guns, Cases of Beads, and Swords (weapons over 18 inches long).  Sorry we can not offer free shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, US territories, APOs and foreign countries at this time. Those order that receive FREE shipping will be automatically enrolled to the Treasure Rewards Program.

Pirate Fashions Outfits

We've enjoyed outfitting the most daring rogues o' the Seven Seas, n' we love seeing how yer garb has fared- as do all who look to Fly the Black Flag.

Visit Arrr Gallery to see the Many Brethren of Pirate Fashions and email yar own photos to show us the kind of Pirate ye have become! All we ask is that ye identify yer weapons n' gear used in yar shots! 

Browse the Pirate Fashions Gallery n' see how other pirates have garbed themselves! Some be Gasparilla Goers, others have gone to festivals such as the St. Augustine Pirate Gather, the Ybor Pirate Pub Crawl, various Ren Fairs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Games n' even several Piratical Plays such as Treasure Island!

We be the Premier Pirate Outfitter and our 4,500 plus customers have all be fearsome rogues that stand out in the crowds! They be authentic, flashy and made with quality materials!

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