Mott & Bow may be known for their jeans, and so I was surprised that they also carry a sizable collection of semi spread collar and button down shirts.
This review features the Wythe semi-spread collar button up shirt.
Let’s dive in.
Before we begin, you can learn more about the brand and Mott & Bow’s denim science in my comprehensive Mott & Bow review.
Mott & Bow Button Up Shirt Review
Mott & Bow’s casual shirts come with a button down collar or semi spread collar. You can choose from a variety of colors from black and blue to pink and white. They also have thicker shirts that look and feel like denim with a thicker weight.
When picking a casual shirt I usually go with a button down, but decided to switch things up and went with the spread collar button up in the dark navy colorway.
How Does The Wythe Dress Shirt Fit, Feel and Look?
Wythe Shirt Look & Feel
The Mott & Bow Wythe button up looks and feels like a denim shirt — particularly the light blue, medium blue and dark blue colorways. I opted for the dark blue wash in a size small (smallest size). It features a semi spread collar as opposed to a button down collar that I normally go for.
The Wythe shirt is slim fitted with a tailored silhouette. I already put it through a wash and dry cycle, and can tell that it’s going to fade over time to give it that desired, worn-in aesthetic.
The fabric is made with a two ply yarn with a weight of 180 grams. It’s quite thick and feels like an oxford cloth button down, but with a smoother texture. It also has a tiny bit of stretch for added comfort.
Personally, I love the blue colorways that Mott & Bow offers for their dress shirts. They’re classic neutrals that are versatile enough to go with many different outfits.
How Does The Wythe Shirt Fit?
In terms of the fit, Mott & Bow button ups run big on my 5’6″ frame. And although it’s a slim fit, it’s definitely going to need a few alterations before I can wear it out.
Mott & Bow mentions that the shirts are designed to be worn untucked or tucked in, however, due to the length it looks a bit sloppy if I were to wear it untucked. Additionally, the sleeves are too loose in the arms and run long past my wrists.
The areas that fit perfectly is the collar around my neck and the shoulders. These are perhaps the two most important areas to look at when it comes to the fit of a dress shirt.
Things like sleeve length and the overall fit on your body can altered, and you can always tuck in a longer shirt. But it’s very difficult to alter the shoulders or the collar of a shirt. So always remember to focus on the fit of the collar and shoulders when trying on a shirt in the store.
If you are similar size and weight to me and you don’t want to get alterations, you can always wear the shirt under a blazer, jacket or sweater, that way no one will notice that the shirt is oversized.
Quick note: If you’re enjoying this Mott & Bow button up shirt review, then you’ll probably like this article on 8 Shirt Styles All Men Should Know (And How to Wear Them).
Wythe Slim Semi Spread Collar Shirt Details
My Size: S (Range – S-XL) | For reference I’m 5’6″, 135 lbs.
The ‘Wythe’ is a 60’s two ply yarn dyed indigo fabric from Albiate 1830 in Italy. Unique color due to black fill (black weft).
- Weight 180 g/m^2
- 100% Cotton.
Dark Blue (3 month wash). Stone washed. Rinsed. Dried.
- Slim fit but not constricting (enough room in chest and waist)
- Perfect length for untucked or tucked wear
- Semi Spread Collar
Where are Mott & Bow Button Ups Made?
Both Mott & Bow button up and button down shirts are made in Morocco.
Do Mott & Bow Button Up Shirts Shrink?
The shirt will shrink ever so slightly on the first wash and dry cycle so keep that in mind. If it’s already a perfect fit, avoid drying the shirt, but if you could use a little shrinkage, a dry cycle could be beneficial as it was for me.
Where To Buy Mott & Bow Button Ups
You can browse Mott & Bow casual button up and button down shirts online on their website.
Before You Leave
Check out some of the other Mott & Bow products I’ve reviewed.
- Mott & Bow Skinny Fit Jeans Review – $128
- Mott & Bow Cashmere Sweater Review – $149
- Mott & Bow T-Shirt Review (includes long sleeve tee) – $30-$40
A note: Mott & Bow sent me the shirt in this review. These are all my thoughts and opinions based on my experience. Gentleman Within holds all control over editorial content.
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