It's not all about style, I guess?
During the events of <a href="http://test.shadowrun-webcomic.ch/en/galleries/inktober/2019/#gallery-16">Run!</a> Taggart found an artifact which kind looked like an armor. Sure, a very revealing shark-bone-armor, but nevertheless an armor... The so-called artifact turned out to be an ancient, high level sustaining foci for (you guessed it) an armor spell!
On the other side, can you imagine a Runner running around with a security armor and that thing on the top of it? Well at least Lucy and Kaleidoscope can make some fun out of it :)
So in the end it's not about having or finding something potentially powerful and more the question of being able to use it...