I most confess I am far from a JANGO buff, after all this is the BOBA page, so most of my observations are drawn form the films and someof the stuff that is mentioned in the BOUNTY HUNTER TRILOGY and the more recent TRAVISS stuff.
I will concede that JANGO had functional armor, he has all the same stuff as BOBA on the games and all, minus the rocket launcher, which is a fundamental difference. BOBA is ready for a ship encounter, now JANGO did have the wrist rockets.
I still can't get away from JANGO's showmanship thing and am glad you are in a greement with me on that point.
Sure he fought OBI, and up and coming JEDI to a draw, but he went down fast with only getting MACE's ebony skin a little warm. True, BOBA didn't get his JEDI stomp on in the films, but other than freezing HAN there wasn't much he did do.
When BOBA got the upgrade to the BESKAR armor, it was intentionally painted to look more worse for the wear as BOBA didn't want anyone to know he was wearing new and improved kit. I believe that BOBA kept the vagabond look in large part to throw off his foes and give him a slight edge by them under estimating him. BOBA seems a guy who shave inches anywhere he can to gain the mile advantage.