The smuggler outfit was the first one worn by the society when it was formed in 1853 . The boys wore royal blue and white striped jerseys, red hats and face masks so that they could not be identified easily. This was because the authorities were not in favour of the celebrations. We now also wear red sashes and no longer hide our faces. The smugglers are a large part of the society and it is this uniform that is usually worn when members are working on the night of 5th November. This includes marshalling, carrying the tar barrel distributing torches and carrying the banners and set pieces.