An Admiral and his Fleet Are Out At Sea At War
An admiral at the head of his fleet is scanning the horizon for the enemy ships he's looking to destroy.
Seeing them crest the horizon, he tells his first mate, "Bring me my red shirt."
"If I am wounded in the fight, and the men see me bleeding, they may lose heart.
If I wear my red shirt into battle, that cannot happen. Now, bring me my red shirt!"
The Admiral continues to scan the horizon, and sees there are in fact ten times as many enemy ships as his own fleet has.
The first mate returns with the red shirt.
The Admiral turns to him and says,
"Bring me my brown pants."