Jack & Jones: Trend-Following Menswear in Mohandiseen
5 Syria St.
With winter at its peak, the shop’s snug hoodies are plentiful. At 365LE a piece, they’re not a bad investment and our thorough inspection deemed them to be of good quality. The fake American college motifs plastered across the hoodies could be a deal breaker as they seemed not to stock any other styles. In a similar vein, t-shirts donning the same mock-up logos cost a modest 135LE a pop. Although they’re unspectacular, they’re generally very well-cut, and feel as solid as a t-shirt can be.
Fashionistas can all agree that cardigans never go out of style, and there are a few decent options at Jack & Jones. A grey shawl-collar cardigan is smart and feels above average in quality, but sells for an absurd 875LE; the same as many of their coats and jackets. Said outerwear, like the jeans, is too loud; with excessive pockets, questionable dog-tooth patterns and unnecessary belts. That’s too much for one article of clothing.
Shoe options are minimal and generally forgettable, albeit two pairs that stood out. The first were a pair of high-top leather Converse imitations made of hard, thick green leather that sell for 699LE. The other pair that caught our eye was a pair of high-top boat shoes made of beige suede. They’re a little steep at 875LE, but we hope they’d withstand Cairo’s streets better than other suede footwear.
Staff members are generally respectful of personal space, but do loiter nervously in the corner of your eye, waiting for your beckoning. The unbalanced and seemingly arbitrary pricing at Jack & Jones and its unexceptional products make it hard to develop any kind of brand loyalty, but its convenient location and pious following of trends make it worth the occasional peek.