For ther he was nat lyk a cloysterer
With a thredbare cope, as is a povre scoler,
But he was lyk a maister or a pope.
Of double worstede was his semycope.
– Geoffrey Chaucer
The Canterbury Tales, General Prologue. The Friar is not dressed in the threadbare cope of a cloistered monk. On the contrary, he dresses like the Pope or a member of the nobility in a cloak of expensive cloth.