The Fortune is named after The Royal Fortune, the ship of Bartholomew Roberts. Bartholomew Roberts is widely considered to be the most courageous pirate of all time, using his bravery and intelligence to become the most successful pirate of the Golden Age of Piracy, taking over 400 ships during his tenure as captain. When asked why he chose piracy, he explained that he’d rather live a “merry life and a short one” than live a long life of safety and obscurity. Uncompromising in his beliefs, Roberts flew a flag depicting himself and death holding an hourglass. This flag was chosen to signal to everyone that not only was he was unafraid of death, but unafraid to live a courageous life worthy of remembrance as well. We have displayed his flag on the back of The Fortune shirt. Wear it proudly, and create your legacy.