Not only does Mott & Bow sell premium denim, tees, sweats, polos, underwear, and you can also add classic cashmere sweaters to the list.
In this review we’ll be taking a look the Bergen cashmere crew neck sweater.
Let’s get started.
Before we begin, you can learn more about the brand and Mott & Bow’s denim science in my comprehensive Mott & Bow review.
Mott & Bow Cashmere Sweater Review
Mott & Bow offers 3 types of sweaters —
textured cotton, merino wool and cashmere. Now, cashmere is a luxurious type of wool that comes from the undercoat of goats. Now the only type of sweater they offer is the king, cashmere.
The reason it’s more expensive than cotton or merino wool is the superior quality of the cashmere yarn, in Mott & Bow’s case their cashmere yarns are sourced from Mongolia.
I decided to go with the classic crew neck cashmere sweater in a navy colorway. I would have went with camel heather, which is a neutral beige (camel heather), but it’s the most popular color and has been sold out for a while and so navy will do.
How Does The Bergen Sweater Fit, Feel and Look?
Bergen Cashmere Sweater Look & Feel
The Bergen cashmere sweater has more of a relaxed fit and so it’s meant to be roomier than slim fitting, but with a clean and classic drape.
Mott & Bow’s cashmere sweater is not a blend and so it’s 100% cashmere. As you would expect it is super soft to the touch and a nice mid-weight thickness which makes it perfect as a standalone fall sweater or layering piece when the mercury begins to drop.
In addition to being soft, it also is quite stretchy which makes it a warm and cozy option, yet still breathable.
How Does The Bergen Sweater Fit?
Even with a size XS, the Mott & Bow Bergen sweater is oversized on my 5’6″ frame. In a perfect world they would carry XXS which some brands surprisingly do carry.
If I could shrink the sweater slightly without damaging the cashmere I’d definitely consider it. As with the button up shirt, the collar and shoulders fit perfectly.
The problem areas are the overall length of the shirt and the sleeves. In the body, it lands past mid-fly and the sleeves go well beyond my wrists. If I was going for the oversized sweater look, then it would be great, but Mott & Bow’s cashmere sweaters have a refined feel to them which look better more fitted.
I could always roll up the sleeves or cuff them and roll up the bottom of the shirt for a cleaner appearance though. Speaking of the shirt’s oversized nature, it might be a good idea to layer a button down shirt underneath for a classic layered look.
Quick note: If you’re enjoying this Mott & Bow sweater review, then you’ll probably like this article on 8 Shirt Styles All Men Should Know (And How to Wear Them).
Bergen Cashmere Crew Neck Sweater Details
My Size: XS (Range – XS-XXL) | For reference I’m 5’6″, 135 lbs.
100% cashmere. Knit from the highest quality grade A cashmere yarn from Inner Mongolia. This superior quality has the softest touch, and provides pill resistance. A mid-weight, year-round sweater.
Navy, camel, charcoal and black.
- Classic fit
- True to size
- Clean drape
Where are Mott & Bow Cashmere Sweaters Made?
Mott & Bow cashmere sweaters are made in China which is the largest producer of the luxurious fabric.
How To Wash The Mott & Bow Cashmere Sweater
Avoid washing and drying your cashmere sweater as it could damage the fabric. With cashmere it’s a good idea to hand wash in cold water with a gentle detergent and then let it air dry on a flat surface. And whatever you do, do not wring the sweater.
Alternatively you can take your cashmere to the dry cleaner, but make sure they have good reviews. The last thing you want is the cleaners to ruin your expensive cashmere.
Where To Buy Mott & Bow Cashmere Sweaters
You can browse the full Mott & Bow cashmere sweater collection 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
- Mott & Bow T-Shirt Review (includes long sleeve tee)
- Mott & Bow Button Up Shirt Review
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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