Fashion of Pirate Shirt and Pirate CostumesPirate Shirt
or over-the-pirate boots are indispensable to create perfect pirate fashion costumesthat have always been a fascination for the masses for their kind of adventurous looks. CaptainJack Sparrow and Captain Hook, two well-known pirates of their times, are imitated even todayfor their different style of
- a constituent of the
or medievaldresses.During renaissance, medieval and pirate era, pirates used to wear boots made of a variety of strong leathers. Pirates preferred flat or short heel boots during their dangerous and long seavoyages as that kind of boots were very helpful to them in dangerous acts such as battles.Moreover, much of the
was developed through necessity and befitted thelifestyle of a pirate seaman.The craze for
is still alive. However, now they are made of a variety of materialssuch as vinyl, latex, and polyester micro-fiber as well as silk, rather than just leather as pirate boots have become a symbol of fashion rather than a necessity of sea voyagers. Height of heelscan vary ranging from flat to more than three inches, while heel styles can vary from metal-spikes to chunky.Pirates had a unique sense of fashion, which is evident from their shirts. Pirate shirts were frilly,drooping shouldered, loose fit that added to the rawness to the rustic look of the sea bandits. This part of the medieval clothing is still popular. The fabric used in the pirate clothing depended onhow wealthy the sea bandits were, or what clothing they had stolen. Thus, basically there wereno rules. Generally, fabrics used for ordinary
included canvass, cotton,sheepskin, leather, wool and linen. Fabrics used for pirate captain¶s clothing used to be morehigh-quality, flamboyant and expensive.Colors of the pirate shirt included the colors that had been banned by the Elizabethan SumptuaryLaws for anyone other than the upper class. Banned colors included crimson, violet, purple anddeep blue. In modern times, pirate shirts or renaissance shirt, pants, coat, kilts, medievaldoublets,
, tunic for men, and pirate skirts, medieval chemise, gowns, blouse andvests for women are designed to suit the rustic look and charm of the medieval era.Lower-level pirates used to look like a ragtag bunch for a reason. They often wore cloths stolen from seatravelers. That is why pirate coats and pants were often loose. Pirate Pants were generally called breeches. Chains, pins, pendants, knitted caps, gold hoops earrings, bracelets, ribbons and braidswere the other accessories used by pirates in the medieval era.However, pirate captains used to wear gaudy costumes. Their breeches were made of fine velvet.An elaborate satin and leather sash would run across pirate captain¶s coat. They would also wear waistcoats, which were often worn by upper class. His clothing was often decorated with precious metals such as gold. There was a motive behind the way pirate captains prefer such anostentatious style of clothing. Essentially, there clothing had to embody their status as ruthlessrobbers and the amount of wealth they accumulated by robbing sea travelers.