Monday, February 06, 2006

Former Governor Mike Leavitt

Today I sat beneath a large portrait of Governor Mike Leavitt. I looked up at the famously impeccable coif and wondered...


Blogger Tyler Farrer said...

What does coif mean?

2/06/2006 11:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice Suit...One thing for sure..that suit is not from MR MAC...Mike, where are you buying those look great !!

Utah Woolen Mills? Brooks Brothers in DC?

You the Man !!!

2/07/2006 09:27:00 AM  
Blogger pramahaphil said...

Government salaries are pretty sweet.

2/07/2006 04:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Definitions of coif on the Web:

1. a cap that fits the head loosely 2. a thick skullcap, as of leather, formerly worn under a hood of mail 3. mail hood covering the head

A Mail defense for the head in the form of a hood, often worn under a full helm. The mail coif was worn over a padded cap, providing excellent protection against both shock and penetration.

Head-cover worn by nuns as part of their habit, often with long veils. Cone: Conically shaped hood of felt or straw used as a base for blocking small hat shapes or crowns. Coolie hat: A shallow conical straw hat with a large brim to protect wearer from the sun. Coronet: Small crown worn by members of nobility as a symbol of rank. Cowboy hat: (see ten gallon) Hat with high crown and wide brim, originally worn by cow hands. Usually made of felt or leather. ...

A type of armored head-covering made out of chain-mail.

close-fitting cap of white linen later embroidered or made in black.

a hood of fabric or mail, worn under the helmet.

This close-fitting white linen cap covered the hair. It was gathered at the back of the top seam with enough room to accommodate a hair bun and fastened at the base of the neck with a drawstring inserted into the casing. You could have a really bad hair day and no one would be the wiser!

simple white linen hood, sometimes worn alone and sometimes worn as a base for a more elaborate headdress.

A maille hood covering the head, neck and soemtimes the top of the shoulders.

also Coiffe, or Coife mail coif, or head covering made of mail that covers the head and neck and is worn under the helmet.

A hood, usually of mail; by the twelfth century it often incorporated a ventail.

hairdo: the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)
cover with a coif
a skullcap worn by nuns under a veil or by soldiers under a hood of mail or formerly by British sergeants-at-law
dress: arrange attractively; "dress my hair for the wedding"

Head coverings during the 16th century ranged from the simple to the complex. The simplest, which was worn throughout the 16th century and well into the 17th, was the "coif". The coif is, quite simply, a close-fitting cap made of a light fabric, usually white or naturally-colored linen (or silk, for the nobility). ...

2/07/2006 05:53:00 PM  
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3/05/2006 01:06:00 PM  

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