LOL, Langlitz is in no way inferior to Japanese craftsmanship. Just look at what used Langlitz sell for in Japan. They're more expensive than new Freewheelers or Flat Head in many cases. The grass is always greener.
What a lot of westerners miss is that many of the Japanese brands doing western jacket copies (that westerners import to the US because they're 'better', because they're more expensive) make those copies specifically because the American item is so expensive with import costs that the Japanese copy is a cheaper option there! So it's funny when I then see people turn around and buy an Addict jacket from the US thinking it's a superior Lewis, etc.