I like the look of pirates and highwaymen in all the movies, so I have a yen to do a scene with them in. But I started to read Osprey's book on the subject and it starts out by saying that they didn't look like that. So I have revised my ideas and started to look for figures that may be more realistic, or sometimes I just disregard history and look for figures that look like Hollywood pirates!
He looks just like any other man of that age, which is what the Osprey book says, pirates wore whatever "normal" people wore. No bandanas, no enormous earrings, no parrots, no zombie monkeys - well, not normally. I suppose I could give one of them a blue tooth.