A captain of his ship was sailing the seas one afternoon, when suddenly over the horizon a pirate ship was seen.
The captain yells "Everyone prepare for battle, and hand me my red jacket."
To which one of the crew members complied and handed him his jacket which he put on. The battle ended victoriously for the ship and his captain and they continued on in their voyage.
Later, they again spotted pirates, this time two ships were a approaching. "Men, we must go to battle again! Someone get me my red jacket!" And a crew member brought the jacket and the captain put it on.
After a fierce war, and a truly stunning effort of the ships crew, the pirates were defeated.
Noticing a trend, one of the ships crew members approaches the captain, "Why is it every time we go to war with another ship, you request to wear your red jacket?"
To which the captain replies, "Well, if for some reason I should be injured and bleed, the red jacket will not show my wounds and thus the crew will not be alarmed and worried of my condition."
The crew member agrees that this is a good strategy and continues with his work. Later that day over the horizon, a massive fleet of pirate ships, 10 in all, come over the horizon.
The nervous crew looks up at the captain and he yells "Everyone prepare for battle, and hand me my brown pants!"