Massimo Dutti is sorta like Spain’s Banana Republic, with the more popular “Zara” playing the role of GAP. But unlike the two GAP inc. mall-stalwarts, Zara and Massimo Dutti have a much more subtle footprint in the US. Especially Massimo Dutti. Okay, instead of subtle, try almost non-existent (they have, what… two stores?).
They solve this problem by offering free shipping & free returns. Full retail at MD can be a little steep, and they don’t often run sales or promotions, so these end-of-season sales are worth paying attention to. Everything from the Fall/winter line has been marked down. Quality is actually pretty decent. Cuts are slim, so consider sizing up. Off we go…
Cotton/Cashmere Elbow Patch Crew – $45.90 ($69.50)
95% cotton and 5% cashmere. So, not a merino wool, but this is where MD’s slim sizing could be an advantage for some. Elbow patches appear to be a nice suede.
Wool Buggy Blazer – $170.00 ($345)
Huge potential here. “Buggy” = Buggy Back? If that’s the case, that means it’s half lined and should be nice and lightweight. Flat, matte-looking, metal buttons should please almost everyone. No obnoxious gold-toned anchor buttons here. Does look a little short in the tail. Not all sizes available, but, you’re probably going to want to size up here.
Suede Wingtip Boots – $139.00 ($198)
Rubber soled so you won’t be sliding around outside on the ice. A little too light of a shade of brown/tan/cognac/whatever for many, but they should jump out nicely when worn with jeans.
Twill Jeans – $39.90 ($59.50)
For those of us who are addicted to blue, the “blueish” (yep, their word) option should actually look pretty darn good with a navy blazer. 98% cotton with a bit of stretch.
Waxed Cotton Quilted Jacket – $170.00 ($345)
A budget style-version of the Belstaff Roadmaster? Massimo Dutti can run a little tight, especially in outerwear, since you’re layering underneath. Strongly consider sizing up. You can see how a size larger in another one of their quilted jackets fit my frame over here.
Cotton Cashmere Casual Blazer – $170.00 ($245)
That’s one mighty fine looking cotton blazer. 95% cotton, 5% cashmere, a subtle herringbone pattern, and more casual patch pockets. Unstructured too. It’s like a luxury version of Target’s Merona Kensington.
Leather Gloves – $59.90 ($89.50)
Those look… Nubuck-y? Nubuckish? Not quite suede…
Cotton/Silk/Cashmere Tactleneck – $45.90 ($69.50)
Lana. LANAAAAAAAA. Seriously. Get it together Woodhouse. (Also available in a 95% wool/ 5% cashmere blend)
Long Sleeve Polo
w/ Elbow Patches – $35.90 ($69.50)
Looks like the ol’ Express Signature polos, only with long sleeves and elbow patches. Says it’s 100% cotton, but there might be a bit of sheen in there. Contrast cuff lining, under collar, and placket. Update: There… aren’t any elbow patches on this thing. Hat tip to Phil for pointing that out. Strange.
Melange Herringbone Trousers – $59.90 ($89.90)
Very subtle herringbone pattern. A good way to mix it up in a business casual workplace. Patch pockets on the backside.
Sheepskin Gloves – $59.90 ($89.50)
From their limited Equestrian Collection. “Perfect for horse lovers”. Well no wonder they’re not cordovan.
Dyed Twill Blazer – $130.00 ($198)
One of the things about Massimo Dutti and Zara is that their descriptions can sometimes read a little… off. Not the best translations here, and they seem to leave off some basic info most American Shoppers would appreciate. For instance, this looks more like it’s pincord than a flat chino twill blazer.
Pebble Grain Goodyear-welted(?) double monks – $249.00 ($345)
Again, the translation issues. Description says: “Manufactured by Goodyear“… Pretty sure the tire company didn’t crank these out. But probably fair to assume that there’s a Goodyear welt on these suckers. Part of their limited “NYC collection.”
No word on how long this Massimo Dutti sale goes on for. Standard shipping & returns are free.