Do the Copts have less strict vestment rules than the Byzantine tradition? What about a feast would require different vestments than usual?
My orthodoxy is tingling.
Took me a good 20 seconds to get it.
It's because a Coptic priest is vested quite properly! He looks great!...both my priests don't even own cuffs....... but they still spiffy up on the 7 Major, and sometimes 7 minor, Feasts
Well, I guess the latest trend you can call it a bit more "humble" in vesting. Consider this picture of HH Pope Shenouda:
Regularly, he would at the very least wear a stole (I'm not sure the name, not the thin stoles of deacons, but thick middle vestment put over the cloak). Instead, he's wearing what any cantor and regular monk would wear. You may not be even able to tell the difference between a priest and a bishop in that picture, and if he didn't have the white "kolonsowa" on his head, but just the black, you might not even be able to tell if he was a monk or monk-clergy.
Here's another example, with a presbyter and a bishop:
And here as well with a hegumen, who should look different in vestment from a presbyter:
Contrast this with what a bishop usually would be wearing:
Or even grander: