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W: Quality Turkish Menswear in Egypt

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Cairo 360
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W: Quality Turkish Menswear in Egypt

The eye-catching
mannequins smartly dressed in suits are hard to miss at Citystars’ Phase 2,
where Turkish men’s clothing shop W beckons customers inside.

W sells business
and casual wear as well as accessories. Quality clothing is well kept, hanging
from built-in wooden racks along the perimeter and neatly folded on matching
hued wooden tables. This is a shop for a
man that knows what he likes in his wardrobe; other than the mannequins in the shop
front, there are no full ensemble displays suggesting how to pair or what to
wear from W. The shop’s salesman is kind,
knowledgeable and ready to answer your questions without being overeager to
make a sale. The shop also has a tailor;
so a W suit, blazer or pair of trousers should fit like a glove.

The clothes
at W are not cheap; but then again, well-styled, properly cut clothes of good
quality rarely are. Expect to pay around
2000LE for a blazer, unless a sale slashes nearly half the price. At the time of our review, well over a dozen
styles of a classic jacket were on offer in a range of materials that included linen,
wool, corduroy, velvet and cotton blends. While solid colours such as black,
beige, brown and blue dominated the selection, a few plaid and pinstripe
options added variety. Soft quality
cotton and wool sweaters range from around 550LE to 800LE, depending on style
and blend. Crewneck, V neck and cardigan sweaters are found in bold solids as
well as stripes.

Slacks and
casual wear trousers were found in classic cuts and colours. A pair of thick dark beige corduroys were on
display just in time for autumn and priced at around 700LE. A stone-coloured pair of soft, thin slacks
caught our eye for the interesting cross weave. Priced lower than the corduroys, the summery pants would surely get use
nearly year-round here in Cairo.

A long rack
of suits, differing ever so slightly in style and colour fill most of the back section at
W. Close to the mirrors and stools,
these suits are ready to be fit to your exact measurements.

While W has
great menswear, we found the collection of 545LE-cufflinks to be rather
uninspired and felt that only half of the shop’s collection of equally priced
100% silk ties matched the level of style found in W’s clothes.

360 Tip

If you’re set on finding a tie at W; don’t limit yourself to the display table at the front of the store, there are more against the back wall.  

Best Bit

W’s quality clothes are clean, stylish and thanks to their in-house tailor; fit to a tee.

Worst Bit

W’s accessories aren’t as eye-catching as their clothes.

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