Think you might be being a little bit harsh there. Christophe must have almost as big a vintage collection as Nigel and these jackets aren't a million miles away from the surface jacket. I'd hazard a guess that they're based on the same (or similar) vintage pieces. Can't comment on these jackets but based on the Mister Freedom jacket I own (Mulholland Master) and the other stuff I've handled, it's high quality stuff and the fabrics are definitely stand outs. @zissou can probably say a bit more about MF as I understand he has or had quite a few items. However, if we're just saying that we don't like these jackets then I'm inclined to agree with you.
Yes probably a little too facetious but the detailing coupled with the bright nylon looking fabric colour shouts 'modern technical jacket' which I try to expunge