A pirate captain, his first mate, and his crew were sailing across the ocean when the captain looked through his telescope and spotted an enemy ship chasing after them. He knew there was about to be a battle so he commanded his first mate to go get his red shirt.
The first mate asked, "Sir, why do you want your red shirt?"
The captain responded, "So that if I get shot, the crew won't notice my bleeding and they will continue to fight courageously."
They ended up winning the battle and the captain wasn't harmed.
A few weeks later the captain looked through his telescope and saw 50 enemy ships coming after them. The first mate said, "Sir, would you like me to go fetch your red shirt?"
The captain replied, "No, get me my brown pants."