5 thoughts on “18th-Century Menswear in Our Flag Means Death, Part 2

    1. I believe it’s a wrapping gown, not a banyan. (To be fair, I hadn’t heard of either before I started watching this show, but some internet research I’ve seen suggests that a banyan is slightly more fitted, while a wrapping gown is looser and less formal.

  1. I am overwhelmed with lust–I mean, for the garments. I want to watch this show. And I’m going to London in September (assuming nothing gets cancelled, including me), and can see some of these items at the V&A!

  2. Was anyone else surprised in the best way when they actually paired Stede and Ed? I honestly didn’t think they would commit to it, and then the second was so lovely.
    Also, I love the way they handled Mary and the kids, who, even if it was arranged and there was no romantic love there, they don’t act as though his family didn’t have the right to be angry he abandoned them, and in the end they let each other be happy.

  3. I wondered about the metal moths on Ed’s leather shoulder piece. Not because it seems historically accurate (I’m no expert on such things) but just to ask what you make of them, and are moths significant to pirates or anything else, fashion wise? I really like them. Also I really like Stede’s final, plain outfit, again not because of accuracy but because it symbolises the change in him, and promises a future toughening up, just as Ed’s various outfits highlight his emotional journey.

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