Although the Japanese Optec frames are a step above than the "made in Italy" ones, they are still produced to Luxottica standards. If you compare them to pre-Luxottica '90s OP you'll know what I am talking about.
Drakes peaked with the shawl cardigan. It has been steadily going downhill since the addition of the apostrophe in the name. There seem to be more ugly ties each season. Private label markup on everything else they sell with no value-added.