Because they said they were projecting a certain image of the kind of person who would wear such a coat, like a creative artist, who doesn’t care about accuracy and performance.
Design and the Self
Irene Au

I really hope this was feedback from the participants and not the author of this piece. I’d hope individuals in the design field wouldn’t be so disparaging about artists, who to my mind only excel at what they do when they are concerned about accuracy and performance. Precision, commitment, and focus are crucial for creating good art, same with good design.