I don't think the 3-zip DR2 would look any better if the waist pockets were moved closer in towards the zipper (if that's what you were suggesting). And for the A2 if you wanted to move just the handwarmer pockets, their position on top of the flapped patch pocket would look off. If you wanted to move the whole patch pocket inwards though that might work. I think one of the older iterations of the TOJ A2 had pockets like you suggested. Edge of the pocket was in line with the beginning of the ribbing on the hem.