Agree, current CLS is a mess that lacks the cohesive style the original did. It is clearly trying too hard.
As they said in one magazine, the designer who penned gen 2 had a choice....update the original or strike out in a different vein. He did the latter. THe magazine, echoing many others, wish he had done the former.
Sophisto Grau / Oyster - Black Nappa, Anthracite Wood Gone but not forgotten.
Heaven is where the police are British, the cooks are French, the cars are German, the lovers are Italian and it is all organised by the Swiss.
Hell is where the police are German, the cooks are English, the cars are French, the lovers are Swiss, and it is all organised by the Italians