Interesting. A lack of experienced cutters. This skills gap is endemic across manufacturing of all stripes in Britain. My generation should now be stepping into the shoes vacated by the baby boomer generation, but they hardly trained anyone so no we have millennials stepping in, who, whilst talented (in some cases) lack experience.The rumours are correct. From what I've been told by someone who briefly worked there as a cutter, each cutter does his own thing and it's now closer to RTW look.
They also suffer greatly from poor quality management. Most of the cutters are young boys with very little authority over the tailors. So they have different sleeve pitches, different final measurements (even different make quality) for the same customer even when the jackets were made by the same tailor.