Alright guys, so I'm looking into buying either some Persol 649s or 714 folding glasses. But I have read that since Persol is owned by Luxottica, their quality may have gone down. My question is this: should I not worry about the Luxottica connection and just buy some modern Persols (which apparently still say "handmade in Italy"), or should I seek out some vintage "Ratti" Persols instead. I can find some NWT modern Persols for $200 or less, but I don't know how much a classic pair would cost.
Also, do the vintage Ratti Persols use the same model numbers? Because I look for Persol 649 on ebay and find what seems to mostly be the new ones. Thanks!