Neither retro geek-chic, nor ultra-high fashion, Dutz is an amazing symbiosis of both genres. Sleek and sensuous, with post-industrial accents and a very modern color palette, they are irresistible to look at, and beg to be picked up and closely examined.
I’m showcasing the DZ381 today. Like most of the Dutz line, this comes in one size, with this model about in the middle at 53mm, which should fit most average-sized men nicely. The frame is made out of a thinly rolled hypo-allergenic no-nickel stainless steel in a softly rounded square shape. Using this type of material allows Dutz to not have to weld on end pieces, so they sweep around off the top of the frame in one graceful arch.
The front itself is a very proportioned square, with the width of the strip stainless steel giving the frame some visual body and presence. However, the material is also very thin, so a visual contradiction is introduced between the width of the front compared to the extreme thinness of the depth. Combine that with a beautiful two-toned satin finish, with brown on the front and a light khaki on the back, and all you can say is “Nice!”
The temples sweep right off the front in a fluid line, and then taper to the temple tip. The deepest part of the temple has three laser-cut lines, longest at the top, getting gradually shorter to the bottom. The result evokes the feeling of action, with a sense of precision European engineering.