Arrg Matey! Here be a fine collection of men’s pirate breeches, trewes, slops, trousers, and pants. We have ’em in many varieties, styles, and fabrics for every pirate, privateer, buccaneer, scallywag, and Captain of a seadog ready for a high-seas sailin’ pilferin’ adventure. We have pirate pants that will cover men from the lowest scurvy bilge rat all the way up to the fanciest aristocrat admiral privateer from the 14th to the 19th centuries.
Creating a pirate costume from separate pirate pants and shirts, in my opinion, is not only the easiest way to create a pirate costume, but it is also the best way to get the most authentic, accurate, historically correct costume.
We think dressing up for cosplay events, Pirate Festivals, Renaissance Faires, Mardi Gras parades, Halloween parties, masquerade balls, and any other event we can think of is the bomb. To be able to act at being someone else from another place in time, just for a day or two or three, is epic great fun. We look forward to getting into character and pretending to be living in another century.
We think it’s an enjoyable adventure putting together your own pirate costumes using separate pirate pants, pirate shirts, and other pirate accessories. Some pieces get purchased and some pieces can be made at home. We like being semi-homemade, DIY costumers who love to haunt garage sales, thrift stores, craft stores, antique shops, and flea markets looking for that perfect piece to use in one of our costumes.
Many people prefer to pick up a costume ready-made for a one-time event such as Halloween. We prefer to collect well made period pieces that can be used over and over again for many different timelines in history. We have never been interested in buying or wearing cheap, ready-made off-the-rack costumes. We enjoy creating our own semi-homemade outfits.
When we are searching for pirate pants, the first thing we look for is quality. We want the article of clothing to look as authentic as possible and we want it to be well made from high-quality fabrics.
If we have found an item we like has been listed on several costume sites, then we will link to the best price, which usually, but not always, will be on Amazon.com. They seem to be able to undercut everyone else and I can usually find a better product being sold on their site. If you are a Prime member, often there are no shipping charges.
So, without further adieu, look through the pirate breeches, trousers, and pants I have selected to feature and I hope you are able to find the perfect pair to create an authentic period pirate costume.
Jack Sparrow Pirate Breeches
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Men’s Pirate Slop Breeches
Slops are the loose-fitting breeches worn by most seaman, including pirates, during the 17th and 18th century. Some say they were the protective trousers worn over breeches to keep the under breeches clean. Anyone who has ever been to sea knows this couldn’t possibly be the case.
Medieval Renaissance Pirate Wide Leg
Draw String Slop Pants
Sailors, even when not on watch, need to be ready at a moments notice. They do not have the time to change into 2 pairs of pants before jumping up suddenly to grab lines and rigging on deck in an emergancy nor are they likely to remove said garments before hitting the sack.
Additionally, I am quite sure the least of a pirates worries is keeping his under breeches clean when swabbing the deck, or boarding an enermy ship with cutlass in hand. After all, he is not a high-maintenance women, he’s a blimey pirate for Christ’s sake.
Thai Fisherman Pirate Pants
When dressing up for summer costume festivals such as the Pirate Festival in Florida, wearing a pair of these wrap fisherman pants will be so much cooler in the summer heat. So instead of dressing as the almighty ship’s captain, this year go as a scurvy, scallywag of a pirate deckhand wearing a pair of these wrap pants. They will be a lot more comfortable, and so much cooler in the intense sun. A pirate shirt, a vest, a long wide sash, a leather buccaneer tricorn hat, and a pair of men’s rope sandals are all the clothing you will need to make a fabulous peasant pirate costume outfit.
One of the most wonderful things about these Thai fisherman style pants is the way they wrap for complete comfort. We bought several pairs and find that they work very well for several different costume timelines. The way they are made makes them a one size fits most, even plus sizes. The same pair, we discovered, fit a man 5’10” tall weighting 170 pounds and it also fit a man 6’5″ weighting 260 pounds! It all works with how the waist gets folded to adjust the lenght. I am only 5’1″ and was also able to adjust to fit my petite stature.
There is plenty of fabic to go around comfortably. Wear them with beach sandals or tuck them into a pair of pirate boots. I had to purchase another pair as my saner half decided they are so comfortable he wanted a pair to wear all the time. So, we now have two pairs in our costume wardrobe, and an every day pair with our regular wardrobe.
Pirate Knicker Pants
Knicker pants can be used for many different period costumes. I like them for pirate costumes, Renaissance costumes, Viking costumes, Victorian costumes, Colonial costumes, and Steampunk costumes. Tuck them into a pair of pirate boots and a peasant pirate shirt with belt and accessories and you are good to go. Wear them them over men’s hosery with a pair of slip-on colonial shoes add a ruffled shirt and a tricorn hat and you are have the beginnings of a Ben Franklin costume.
Men’s Black Pirate Knickers Alexanders CostumesMen’s Olive Pirate Knickers Alexanders CostumesMen’s Green Pirate Knickers Alexanders CostumesMen’s Tan Pirate Knickers Alexanders CostumesMen’s Brown Plaid Pirate Knickers Alexanders CostumesMen’s Brown Pirate Knickers Alexanders CostumesMen’s Red Plaid Pirate Knickers Alexanders Costumes
The game of golf can be traced back to Scotland as far as 1457. The plaid knickers are par for the course when used to create a Scot highlander costume or when playing the Lord of the Manor.
Pirate Knee Breeches
Avast thar matey! Ye can become a scurvy pirate deckhand wearing these pirate knee breeches from Faireware. Tye them at the knees like they did in Victorian and Colonial pirating days of old and don a striped crew shirt or a raggetty peasant shirt. Slip into a pair of beach sandals and get ready to swab yer deck. Arrgh matey! Put some muscle in that thar mop and get yer deck ship shape fer yer captain afore he runs ye down the plank.
These period knee breeches can be used by a deckhand or a Captain and are available in the 6 different colors featured above. They are made in the USA and are historically correct with a built-in ale door (fly) and a Medieval magic fastener (modern Velcro) for easy access. Tuck the ties at the knees into boots, or in the case of a scurvey rat barefoot deckhand, just tied them at the knees.
Button Cuff Pirate Pants
Soft and flowy viscose rayon is super comfy to wear and washes easily like cotton. Ideal worn tucked inside a pair of knee-high pirate boots for adventures at sea. Wear them time and time again for a variety of costumes such as a Renaissance peasant, a highwayman, a Viking, or a musketeer just to give you a few ideas. They are available in a total of 10 different colors.
Lace-Up Cuff Pirate Pants
Shiver me timbers, you’ll be hauling the rigs, manning the cannons, and scampering up to the crow’s nest in complete confidence wearing these historically accurate button cod whalers breeches. Straight out of the 17th and 18th century, the cuffs can be worn loose, dropped below the knee and tied like 17th-century slops for the rugged deckhand rogue or tied at the calf like 18th-century pirate beeches.
Pirate Cotton Button Cod Slops Trewes Breeches
by Dress Like A Pirate
Wayfarer Mens Lace-up Calves Pirate Pants
by Museum Replicas
A fabulous pair of full and breezy pirate pants with lace-up calf cuffs. Wear them as a pirate, a Mid-Eastern emir, or a sexy swarthy gypsy. The pants have pockets and an elastic waist for a comfortable fit. They come with a pair of faux buttons in the front and a lace-up back.
Men’s Red Tortuga Pirate Pants
by Museum Replicas
I like this pair of red Tortuga Pants, paired with the black ruffled Tortuga shirt would be an excellent choice for a pirate captain who understands the importance of appearance.
Captain Cottuy Pirate Pants Costume
Knee breeches such as these were worn during the 17th century. They ballooned from the waist to the knees allowing freedom of movement. The tight fit on the calves by lacings from the knees to the ankles allowed the pants to be worn tucked into boots or high hose. They make a fabulous addition to a Renaissance pirate costume or any men’s costume from the 1600s.
By the way, Captain Cottuy was a passionate French Privateer Captain during the late 17th century. He is famous for his participation in the raid on the fortified city of Cartagena de Indias, on 6 May 1697. Known the Sack of Cartagenas, it was part of the War of the Grand Alliance.
Medieval Renaissance Navigator Banded Ankle
Lace-Up Pirate Pants
Men’s Red & Black Stripe Buccaneer Pirate Pants Costume
by Armor Venue
Medieval Renaissance Pirate Swordsman Pants
The perfect pirate pants for a swashbuckling swarthy sword fighting pirate. Pair these black pirate swordsman pants with a full sleeve red pirate shirt, a wide red pirate sash, a cavalier pirate hat and a pair of knee-high foldover pirate boots for a pirate costume that will make the ladies swoon at any pirate event.
This style of swordsmen pantaloon pants was first seen on swordsmen in Spain in the early 16th century. During the Renaissance, the Spaniards were the forerunners for many of the popular men’s fashions. They were also the designers of the swords used by the swordsmen all across Europe.
By the first third of the 1500s, the style had caught on with the Italians and the Germans with some slight modifications and several variations.
The Germans added slashes to the pantaloons and more gathered bands at intervals starting at the knee and ending at the ankles. By the late 16th century, the Germans had changed the pantaloons to balloon out from the waist to the knees with elaborate designs and embellishments.
Italian men who were not swordsmen, military, or guards began wearing the same clothing styles as an ego booster to attract the women. Their thinking was women would be more attracted to them if the ladies thought they were the swordsmen rather than wealthy noblemen. Frenchmen did the same thing, dressing like musketeers to attract the ladies.
By the time the English had adopted the style for their swordsmen, in the later part of the 16th century, they modified the pantaloons again by shortening the length of the pant legs to balloon from the waist to the thighs, and of course, as the English do, they claimed it as their original design.
Men’s fashions changed rapidly during the Renaissance, becoming more elaborate with each modification, whilst women’s fashions were slow to change in comparison to the rapid changes in today’s women fashion industry.
Pirate Harem Pants
Tuck harem style pirate pants into a pair of pirate boots or wear them like 17th century slops with sandals for a comfy fit. When wearing haram style pirate pants, the loose fullness in the legs of the pants make wielding a sword and setting the ships rigging an easy and uncumbersome task.
Medieval Pirate Poet’s Royal Blue Harem Pants
Made out of viscose rayon fabric, these harem pants will wash and dry like cotton but need to be removed from the dryer promptly to prevent wrinkling. The fabric is a lighter weight than cotton making them a great choice for summer Pirate Fests, Pyrate Cons, Renaissance Faires, Comic Cons, and cosplay events. I would not, however, recommend wearing them to LARP, RPG, or reenactment events as the fabric will not be able to withstand the rough play activities.
Pirate Renaissance Harem Pants
Tucked into a pair of pirate boots, you will love how you look wearing this pair of full billowy harem pants. The chains are not included and are not a necessary part of the costume you can create wearing this pair of black harem pants. Add a billowy pirate shirt, a vest and a headscarf for the look of a fabulous handsome, yet fierce buccaneer.
Men’s Museum Replicas Madagascar Haram Pirate Pants
Renaissance Pirate Harem Pants
by Armor Venue
There are a total of seven different colors of these harem pants to choose from. Why not get a couple of different colors to have on hand?
Men’s Pirate Lace-Up Open Leg Pants
Here we have 3 different styles of black pirate pants with lace-up legs. The lacings can be adjust to close the pant leg completely or left open as loose as you prefer.
Men’s Medieval Black Lace-Up Leg Pirate Pants
Three Different Styles
The pants on the far left are tight fitting, the pants in the middle, and the pants on the far right are loose fitting. They all have elastic waistbands. I favor the pair in the middle as they are made in the USA and are 60% cotton, and the other two pairs are rayon. However, the pair on the left has a slim cut with legs tapering to the ankles making this pair easier to slide into a pair of boots.
Men’s Medieval Renaissance Lace-Up Leg Pirate Pants
Leather Pirate Pants
Leather pants are the ideal selection, especially when creating a pirate costume to the likes of an all-in-black swashbuckling cavalier. Wear the black leather pants with a black pirate shirt, a wide sash, and a black leather cavalier hat to create a handsome buccaneer who will win all the ladies and plunder all the booty.
Men’s Black Side Lace-up Leather Trouser Pants
The side lace-ups on these genuine leather pants are adjustable for a perfect fit and make a great look for a pirate costume. I recommend not tucking in the pirate shirt. Leave it out then cinch an o-ring belt at the waist. This way, the sewn on modern pockets won’t show.
Genuine Black Leather Pirate Costume Pants
Personally, we would never wear faux leather because we like our costumes to be more historically authentic, but for the budget conscious or the vegan conscious, they are a wonderful alternative.
Men’s Black Faux Leather Skinny Pirate Pants
Fabulous pairs of black faux leather skinny jeans make a great addition to a man’s costume wardrobe. They will come in handy time and time again for many different costumes changes from a black pirate to James Dean to a sexy biker, just to name a few. This summer, wear them to a Pirate Festival, a Pyrate Con, Comic Con, or a Renaissance Festival as the handsome hot romantic buccaneer.
Arr Matey! I hope you have lots and lots of fun at your next costume event dressed as a scallywag of an old seadog Pirate! Keep in mind there are only three important things to remember when searching for just the right Pirate Coat to accessorize your costume at your next Pirate event…
Pray for Calm Seas, Have Ye Some Jolly Good Fun with Ye Beauties, and Share a Bit o’ the Grog with Ye Mates!
Before you leave, have a gander at my Archived Pirate Separates pages and put your own personal Pirate costume together. You may find tops and pants you like on the Renaissance category pages as well.
Then visit my Pirate Accessories pages to find ideas for the perfect Pirate accessories.
Accessories help to authenticate the look of your cosplay costume creations.
A fabulous costume is all about the detailing!
Everything you need to create an authentic or fantasy pirate costume can be found within the pages of this site.
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MEN’S PIRATE SEPARATES & ACCESSORIES