I recently elaborated on this in another thread when it was discussed why FW is 'better' than Y2.
This is not about sloppy vs neat. For me the lack of character is in the construction techniques they use, they (=rainbow country) use techniques that make a jacket look 'cleaner'. Yes some of those techniques were also used back in the days but not everywhere throughout the jacket. Here's a few of the examples I used in that other thread.
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When I put on one of these over-engineered jackets I feel like I'm wearing formal wear instead of the workwear it is supposed to be a reproduction of.
Exceptions are their Leathertogs and Peter's reproductions. Those are made pretty much exactly like the originals were made, no over-engineering.
Thanks for sharing. Somehow missed that thread.