As talked about in the Channel 8 interview, Pirate Fashions be introducing an entire line of Red N Gray Pirate costumes for both mates n' wenches. Show yar support of arrrr fine Buccaneers who arrrr winning a lot more games now that a Patriot has turncoat to become a Pirate, yarrrr! We have a wide range of outfits from affordable to over the top pirate garb in the Crimson n' Pewter colours of Tampa Bay' favorite Football Team. These outfits make great Christmas Presents to Bucs Fans. We arrr only a few blocks north of Raymond James Stadium.Continue reading
Due to the Black Plague of Covid19, Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla n' EventFest made an Announcement today, Monday, Nov 23 at 3pm, to push back the Children's and Day Parade from January to April 10th and 17th. Mardi Gras have not cancelled the event, but did cancelled all the parades.
Channel 8 News called me today to do an interview about How local businesses will be effected by the postponement of Gasparilla. Melanie Michael dropped by the store for an interview. She had never been to the store n' stayed a lot longer than necessary. We got into the discussion about arrr Line of Red n' Gray Pirate Outfits if the Tampa Bucs goe to the Super Bowl. Here be a link for Plague Survivor shirts.
9 months ago I be planning on building a mini pirate theme center that included a pirate restaurant, bar, hotel, game center, n' store. I hired a feasibility consultant n' be ready to put a bid on some land next to the water.
Niche pirate business' be based on folks buying quality pirate clothing. People only buy pirate clothing if they have an event to wear it to, so what happens to a business when there are no longer any events to go to? Pirate clothing be not an essential business, but we survived April by making plague mask, though it only took two months before that market was saturated by China n' every other business on the entire 7 seas.
I promised my staff that I would not make any of them walk the plank, which was easy to do when we thought the plague would be over by summer. Now that we're beyond twice that in time n' it be looking like this plague may not end until next fall, it be a lot harder to keep that promise!
I started building an 8 foot pirate ship as hobby project during the slow plague season n' I found I like building boats, as any old sea dog would. Making commercial boats be much more difficult than making pirate clothing, n' so I found a partner with experience in making boats. I have since spent the entire summer building out arrrr space so we can make boats. We also just spend 4 days learning to build production boats from a master boat builder. There be tons of problems that must be solved in order for us to get this product to market.
In the meantime, I continued to watch arrr business get smaller and smaller, n' I had to do something that didn't cost a lot of money. On Talk Like a Pirate Day, I started a live shopping program called the Pirate Plunder Show, which be a 45-60 minute live show on Facebook every Sunday at 5 pm EST. I was a professional photographer who be much more comfortable behind the camera, instead of in front of it, but a captain must do what he can to keep his ship afloat.
I am continuing to create new designs, as a fashion business must alway have new products. 3 months ago I placed orders with arrrr factories in India for products we will need 3 months from now, but I remain unsure if the largest pirate event of the year, Gasparilla, will occur next year. If it doesn't, we may be sunk. If it does happen, will it be 25%, 50%, or 75% of normal? If I guess wrong we may also be sunk. A pirate's lifebe an adventure, which be rarely predictable.Continue reading
Brenda Brito of the local Spanish TV Station 49 Telemundo featured Tiger Lee n' Pirate Fashions in her piece on Halloween Events during the current Black Plague. She interview one of arrr Hispanic customers. View video at 0:45-1:18, Halloween is not Cancelled! https://www.telemundo49.com/coronavirus-local/todo-listo-para-disfrutar-de-halloween-en-temporada-de-pandemia/2023263/Continue reading
On Sept 19, 2020, Talk Like a Pirate Day, we broadcast our very first live shopping event. It went well so Pirate Fashions will begin hosting our 45 to 60 minute Pirate Plunder Live Streaming Shopping Show starting on Oct 4, Sundays at 5pm EST
Live Shopping is basically taking QVC n' putting it on the web. In China, live shopping is already a $60 Billion business. In the US, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram n' Youtube have already started live streaming projects. It be only beginning to grow in the US, but we pirates alway be on the cutting edge of taking in money.
Instead of offering fake sales n' pressure cooking limited inventory to force viewers into buying product, we plan on selling by educating the viewer via interactive question n' answer sessions, showing off our products honestly n' allowing our customers to make informed purchases.Continue reading
Last's weeks Live Shopping Event on Talk Like a Pirate Day when well, so Pirate Fashions be continuing the weekly live stream event on Saturday at 4PM EST . Last week we featured how to dress a man as a pirate n' a lady as a pirate wench. This week we will focus on our in house line of Pirate Swords n' Knifes for men. For the ladies we will demonstrate how hike up yar skirt to give different looks to an outfit. We will continue the most popular feature of letting customers ask question about any of the plunder we carry. Click here to watch, or ye be cursed!Continue reading
On Saturday, Sept 19, 2020 at 4pm, Tiger Lee will host the very first Live Shopping Streaming Event at Pirate Fashions on its Facebook Page, click here to watch. We will feature how to Dress Like a Pirate n' Wench, as well as a class on how to Talk Like a Pirate. We will take request to look at any plunder you might be interested n' answer any question ye might be having. Get the real in store experience while on-line.Continue reading
Most pirate events fer Sept be cancelled, but we have decided to hold arrr own small event, to keep the pirate spirit alive. One family or group of 6 friends will board the Pirate Jolly Boat, the Raven on a 3 hour adventure on Sept 19, 2020, 10am to 2pm. Hold a short Talk Like a Pirate Class. Then cruise up the Hillsborough River, engage in a black powder firing class with swivel guns, blunderbuss and flintlock pistols. Finish the adventure with a lunch of Caribbean meal, Madeira wine, and rum cake. All krewe members must be garbed in pirate clothing n' mask. Cost be $300 fer the hiring out the entire boat of up to 6 guest. Click toSign Up for a pirate adventure, yarrrr!Continue reading
Me maties at Rogues' Armada be hosting the International Pirate Month, where they be featuring a new video every day for the month of August. Tiger Lee be featured on day 2, talking about "How to Dress like a Pirate", so watch the video. It focus on the importance of bandana n' sashes. They be raising money to help help struggling families with Feed America. Continue reading
On Wednesday, April 29, Gov. Ron Santis announced first phase of reopening the state of Florida. It allows for the opening of retail stores and dine-in restaurants to open at 25% capacity starting on May 4. We arrr trying to getting the entire krewe tested. We be opening up for arrr regular scheduled Fri - Sat - Sun from 11am to 6pm, starting on May 4. We are limiting arrr store to a total of 7 pirates, which be 13% of capacity. If ye be tired of staying home, come visit us n' get a new Plague Survivor shirt. Continue reading