Causing quite a commotion amongst fashionistas, celebrity-favourite denim brand, 7 For All Mankind, has opened a shiny new shop, just off of Lebanon Street in Mohandiseen. Kristen Stewart, Katie Holmes, Kim Kardashian, heart-throb Ben Affleck, Penn Badgley and even Britain’s royal Prince Harry have been spotted wearing 7 For All Mankind jeans.
The shop itself isn’t huge and only stocks jeans, whereas the online catalogue shows acessories including bags, belts, scarves and some shoes. However, this branch appears to have a good range of styles, cuts, colours and sizes, athough the women’s section is about double the size of the men’s. The displays are immaculate; some pairs of jeans are hanging whilst others are strewn out on tables, with the price tags neatly tucked into the pockets.
They are currently displaying their fall/winter collection 2012-2013, which is largely made up of full length jeans in the ordinary denim shades, with just a couple of exceptions.
In the women’s section, we spotted a pair of light denim cropped jeans priced at 2500LE, and burnt orange or camel coloured skinny jeans for 1850LE. There was a large collection from the ‘sexy second skin’ range, which are known to be both stretchy and extremely figure hugging – somewhere between jeans and leggings. These come in light denim, charcoal, black, and slightly more unusual colours such as a dull glittery gold and silver-grey. There were also some subtly patterned pairs, all of which are priced at 2200LE.
If you’re looking for some classic jeans for everyday wear, you can also find boot-cut ‘Kimmie’ jeans (2500LE), ‘A Pocket’ flared jeans (2400LE), ‘Roxanne’ straight legged jeans with diamante detailing on the back pockets (2500LE), and some straight leg cuts (1750LE) in light, medium and dark denim washes.
The men’s section is much the same, minus the 60’s style flares and super skinny jeans. A pair of classic straight leg or ‘Slimmy’ straight-leg jeans will set you back 1850LE and the ‘Colen’ slim straight leg cost 2000LE, as do the ‘Austyn’ range of relaxed straight leg jeans. All of these come in a variety of denim shades although the darker denims seem to be the most stocked. There was also a choice of two chino type trousers, one camel coloured and the other a dark grey (1850LE).
Although the collection is vastly smaller than what is shown on the website, the selection of jeans they do stock is still pretty varied. We’re not doubting the denim quality or the status of the brand, however, paying in the region of 2000LE for one pair of jeans in Cairo may seem a tad excessive and even a little ridiculous.