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Pirates Shirts of the Golden Age

Havin' a good shirt is all part o' assemblin' the best pirate outfit! Arrr shirts be authentic to the 15th Century-18th Century. Prior to the Napoleonic Era, many shirts did not feature prominent collars, n' consistently they were long sleeved regardless o' the climate ye found yarself in.

They were also baggy n' loose. We still make'em this way to give ye the most authentic outfit. There were other drastically different fashion styles from this time period, it was normal fer men to have their own wigs n' heeled footwear. Heels fer example helped ye ride a horse, n' even if ye didn't have a horse it was in style partially fer that reason. Shirts would have as many ruffles as possible! To guarantee accuracy we have a large rack o' ruffly shirts fer yar outfit.

As far as shirts go, it be custom at Pirate Fashions to pick a Piratical Style- Rough or Fancy. We don't recommend goin' fer somethin' in between as the outfit pieces begin to clash.  The Rough look be good fer the pirate whose been lost at sea or down on his luck, while the Fancy Pirate wears their wealth n' consorts with governors. Ruffled shirts would be part o' the Fancy Pirate's Garb.

All of arrr clothing has its own washing instructions! Have a care when ye browse Arrr stock!

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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!

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