"closely muffling his Geneva cloak about him with one arm"
The central figure in this painting - The Ordination of Elders in a Scottish Kirk (1891) - wears the traditional Geneva gown
Public DomainThe central figure in this painting - The Ordination of Elders in a Scottish Kirk (1891) - wears the traditional Geneva gown - Credit: John Henry Lorimer

A Geneva cloak or gown is a loose black robe of heavy material worn by Puritan ministers over the cassock. Since this garment, like the Calvinist faith from which Puritanism sprang, was born in Geneva, it bears the name of that Swiss city.