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The word pirate (Latin pirata) is derived in turn from Greek peirates, from peiran root ("to try, test"). Thus, the meaning of the word will be "striving for happiness". Etymology shows how shaky was the boundary between the professions of sailor and pirate.

This word came into use approximately in IV-III centuries BC, and before that used the concept of "lastes", known to Homer, and is closely associated with such matters like robbery, murder, mining.

most of us at the word "pirate" immediately draws the imagination of the sullen thug in a multicolored robe, with a headscarf-bandana on the head and an earring in his ear. Actually, the real pirates looked very different.

Sailors wore about the same clothes, regardless of whether they served on pirate ships, merchant and military vessels. Before the advent of in the XIX century textile factories clothing was very expensive. Most seamen had only one set, which was not taking off until he came into complete disrepair. The pirates, however, there was some opportunity to renew your wardrobe at the expense of their victims, however, it is difficult to say how realistic such a possibility was hardly the clothes of a sailor, drenched in blood and chopped up in the boarding fight was an attractive trophy, and expensive clothes I can sell, so it is equated to the overall achievements of the team and marketed as other loot in the port markets.

In contrast to the rapidly changing fashion in the wealthy sectors of society, the clothes of the seamen was changed quite slowly. Usually the sailors went barefoot. With 1500-ies they started wearing loose, baggy pants, cut off between the knee and the ankle. All this had a rational explanation. Shoes are harder to walk on a slippery deck or climb a rope ladder, and the short and loose pants allow you to move faster. Incidentally, the shoes were worth at the time is also very expensive.

In good weather, the sailors in tropical latitudes on ship wore only pants. Moving ashore, the officers and men wore a tunic to the knees, one-piece garment resembling a long shirt, they wore at the waist. In the middle ages sailors wore similar tunics and long stockings.


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Man, I like that.

Hard to argue with history, isn't it?
 

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excellent. I enjoyed reading that, as well as looking at the figure work
Thank you my friends!
I think continued of this place in a text - "... Actually, the real pirates looked very different" may be better.
 
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