I live in Brazil and I know there is a lot of fakes for sale here.
The main reason, talking about X Metals, is because the now famous Funk singers always use Oakley X Metals, specially Juliet’s, Medusas and some other rare products.
I don’t know any fake factory here, they are all coming from China and since US$ are very expensive here the young fans of these “celebrities” expend their hard worked money on cheap, grotesque fakes...
I don’t like these fashionism, I collect Oakley’s since before this all and now, when I use my XX, there is always somebody that says “Nice Juliets”
I don't really understand the concept of fakes or the people who wear them. I'm not even a fan of aftermarket lenses as the lenses were why I bought Oakleys in the first place (although I do occasionally use them if I must) Oakley have taken sunglasses way beyond where sunglasses were in the 60's & 70's & have a cult following so have become more of a fashion accessory to some people rather than shades.
i can understand the draw to the oakley style but dang it pains me when people spend their money on a fake. which keeps the fake biz going. fakes dont have the same safety so it could be potentially damaging as well.