yeah, i guess that too, but it kinda goes along with the jacket. i think there is enough separation from the shirt and pants that it didnt strike me as a "shiny" look.
Idk man, there is a huge difference between even regular OP frames and the MP-2 ones (from the MIJ vintage line) that my sunglasses are. Even the lenses are leagues ahead of the standard ones they put in their regular sunglasses. The Thom Browne frames he posted are made by Dita and indeed are really nice, just not $700 nice (which is why I got the $500 OP instead of a similar TB model) I looked at a LOT of sunglasses before settling on these and it's the same story we have with our clothes. It's not just the materials and construction but certain attention to detail, but there are noticeable differences in all 3 between some $300 Luxotica manufactured thing and something mid-tier (500-800) we're discussing here. Go even more extreme and compare these these to something like Warby Parker and you'll be blown away at the difference.
Not to sound like a jerk, but it's definitely not my signature, even if I'm one of only a few guys who regularly posts on SF that does it. I definitely wasn't inspired by anything remotely Japanese, so not sure where you got that. It's typically just me wanting to add a bit more movement and color variation to what I was wearing, and it's an easy way to do both. The channeling of 90's grunge/slacker/vacationing mom will always be present though, and I think that's a good thing.
Yes of course I realize this, I've had corrective lenses of some sort for 15 years now. I'm saying there is a noticeable difference in both frame and sunglass lens quality between made in Italy OP and currently made in Japan OP, (can't vouch for vintage but I would imagine they, like all glasses, get worn out with age) as well as a noticeable difference in frame quality between Warby Parker and made in Japan OP and Dita. I'm also saying the TB branded frames made by Dita are not worth, to me, the $700+ that they are asking.
I have free frames (with shitty plastic prescription lenses) as beaters from both specsonthenet.com and zennioptical.com and I'd say they're about the same quality as Warby Parker, which is to say "disappointing, even for $free + shipping and handling."