I sell most high end and middle end frames and I noticed a precipitous drop in the quality of eye wear coming from Italy. The ones that stand out are the poor quality Channel and Prada acetate frames. The quality control is horrible.
Whereas I find the frames made in Japan superior like Dita, Masunaga, Yurman, and Face Fonts.
Considering Italian frames were the high standard, when did their quality take a fall?
I have only been in the business for ten years so not much experience.