I’m finally sharing my Mott & Bow Jeans Review. Have you heard of Mott & Bow? This is another brand I discovered through Instagram. A lot of my favorite fashion bloggers rave about them, and I was so curious about the hype. Their claim to fame is that they are flattering, comfortable, and high-quality jeans without a luxury jean brand price.
Mott & Bow Jeans Review
What Are Mott & Bow Jeans
Mott & Bow is a NYC-based company that focuses on creating the best basic pieces with their primary focus being denim and is founded by Alejandro Chahin. He’s been in the denim-making industry almost all of his life, and he realized that there is a price inefficiency in the denim marketplace. But he also wanted to ensure that he is still delivering premium jeans with an affordable price point.
In addition to high quality jeans, Mott & Bow also has tops, dresses, jackets, tees, sweaters, and mens clothing. My main focus is to review their jeans since that is their premiere and focused item. Mott & Bow carries 4 different types of jeans: High Rise Skinny, Mid Rise Skinny, Slim Boyfriend, and the Mom Jeans (the style I’m currently wearing). I am wearing the Mom Jean – Ridge in the medium/dark blue wash.
Mott & Bow has 4 reasons why they believe their jeans are different from other brands.
Their jeans are slimming, flattering, and the leg opening has the perfect cut.
- Highest Quality, Best Price
They source their denim from top mills and offer directly to consumers.
Jeans have the right amount of compression and stretch.
They have a Free Home Try-On Program. You can try a second size at home and return the wrong size with the free prepaid printed return label.
For sizing, I believe they fit true to size. I’m 5’4″, weigh about 140 lbs, have a bubble butt, but everything else is straight. In pants, I usually wear a waist size of size 27 / size 4 / size small. I am wearing size 27 and it fits me well. The Mom Jeans – Ridge is supposed to be ankle length. Therefore, I got the 26″ inseam. I originally got the 28″ inseam and it was more of a normal full length jeans.
Mott & Bow jeans also ship internationally. Outside of the United States, they ship to about 220 different countries. They have jeans available for both men and women.
My Impressions On Mott & Bow Jeans
What I Like About Mott & Bow Jeans
They definitely feel very durable. The denim fabric feels thicker than your usual stretch denim. Which to me is a good thing because that means I can wear them often and I know they’ll last.
These jeans are comfortable because they have stretch to them. However, not too much stretch that it gets so loose and stretches out by the end of the day. So when you first wear your pair of Mott & Bow Jeans, it will feel snug. That’s totally normal. Once you have it on, you are pretty much mobile.
The reason why these jeans are flattering and slimming is because it has built-in compression. So it keeps everything snugged in. It is also a reason why for a pair of stretch jeans they don’t get too stretched out. Think of it as a pair of Spanx Leggings but with denim.
I love it when jeans are high waisted. I refuse to wear jeans that are not. But if high waisted jeans are not your thing, they offer mid-rise as well. The front rise of my jeans is 10.25″.
Order An Extra, No Additional Cost
I love that if you are unsure what size to get that you can order an extra size without any additional cost. That’s an awesome feature. Although I claim they fit true to size, I am aware that everyone’s body is different. This feature allows you to really know which size to get and you can easily return the wrong size. It’s part of their Home Try-On Program.
Great For Curvy / Butts
So not only is it flattering on your butt, they work perfect for curvy girls. I always size up because my butt is always an issue. It’s not big, but it is bubbly and I struggle to get a pair of jeans to go over it. But then I have the problem of the waist being too big. I didn’t have this issue and no back gap either.
For a high-quality denim brand, the price point is relatively affordable. It’s not the cheapest, but it’s not as expensive as Paige denim, AGOLDE, etc. The price is comparable to Levi’s and Madewell. Mott & Bow jeans price range is from $96 to $128. Most are $108.
What I Don’t Like About Mott & Bow Jeans
Not True Mom Jeans
So this is more specifically towards my pair of jeans and I’m assuming the same for all of their mom jeans. It’s not true mom jeans style. Instead, it is more of a straight jeans style. I spoke with the Mott & Bow team and they confirmed that the mom jeans are supposed to have a straight jean style. So the name is misleading. If I try another pair of their mom jeans, I’ll update this section and confirm if it’s true for all of them.
Maybe it is just me but I’m craving a good wide-leg jeans! I’ll be the first to order if they offer high waisted wide-leg jeans.
Limited High Waisted Options
Their mom jeans and high rise skinny jeans are the only ones that are high waisted. I really want to try on Mott & Bow slim fit boyfriend jeans, but they only come in mid-rise. The front rise is only 8.25″. And if you have a bootie, this type of rise can turn into a low-rise jeans. Ya know? Which is unfortunate because I love the look of the boyfriend jeans.
Home Try-On Is Not Always Available
You are not allowed to use the Home Try-On Program (where you can pick a second size to try on for free) if there is limited stock. I can understand why, but if you really love a pair of jeans and this option is not available, it can be frustrating.
When you return your item, you will not a get full refund. There is a $5 restocking fee. They don’t refund the cost of shipping. This price is minimal but still annoying. There’s a $7 shipping fee for orders under $150 and FREE shipping for orders over $150.
Overall, my favorite feature of the Mott & Bow jeans is that they have the ability to combine stretch and compression. Hence, why they look so flattering. I especially love the medium blue denim color. It’s so hard to find a good pair of jeans that is not too dark or too light of a denim wash. I don’t believe many denim brands have this feature. However, it will be alarming at first when they feel snug trying to put them on.
Will I buy their jeans? Most likely. I’m considering trying out other mom jeans just to see if the style is different from mine since my pair is more of a straight jeans. And I’m very curious about their high rise skinny fit jeans and long sleeve shirt!
Have you tried Mott & Bow jeans? What do you think?