A 17th Century Captain was sailing along with his crew, when a pirate ship came over the horizon. The captain says, 'Cabin boy, get me my red shirt.' The cabin boy gets the captain his red shirt and they victoriously battle the pirates.
Several days later, the lookout spots another pirate ship off the port bow. 'Cabin boy', shouts the captain,'Get me my red shirt.' They agian battle the pirates and are victorious.
Later, when things settle down, the cabin boy asks the Captain why he always calls for his red shirt. The captain replies,'Well, in case I am wounded, I don't want the crew to see my injury and lose spirit.'
A few days later, they sight 20 pirate ships in the distance. The captain yells, 'Cabin Boy, get me my brown trousers...'