Dressing for combat. In the days of the wooden ships a lookout called to the Captain that he saw an enemy ship on the horizon. The Captain told the first mate to go and get his Red jacket before the battle. The battle began and after the battle was won the first mate asked why the Captain wanted the red jacket . The Captain told the mate had he been wounded the rest of the crew would not have seen the blood and would not have lost confidence in the Captain. Just then the lookout called down to the Captain and said sir there are 20 enemy ships on the horizon. The captain turned to the first mate and said I think you need to go and get my brown pants.