Mott & Bow Jeans Review: Worth the Hype?4 min read


Mott & Bow’s bread and butter is their premium jeans. And when it comes to denim, they offer a wide range of colors, washes and fits.

How do they stack up though?

Let’s find out.

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Before we start, you can learn more about the brand and Mott & Bow’s denim science in my comprehensive Mott & Bow review

Mott & Bow Skinny Fit Jeans Review

Mott & Bow jeans start as low as $96 up to $128. For premium jeans, it’s a relatively affordable price tag.

Mott & Bow Warren Skinny Jeans Details

I initially picked up a pair of slim fit Crosby jeans, but realized that they fit more like straight jeans. And so I returned them and picked up a pair of Warren skinnies which fit more like slim jeans.

You could even say that they’re slightly looser than slim jeans from other brands which is a good or a bad thing depending on how you like your jeans to fit. And I’d imagine their straight jeans would fit athletic men with those tree trunk thighs pretty well.

How Do Mott & Bow Jeans Fit, Feel and Look?

Mott & Bow’s skinny jeans come in with a weight of 12.5 oz. which is a mid-weight fabric appropriate for year-round wear. The Warren skinny jeans are soft and durable with a well worn feeling when I put them on. It has a slightly worn-in wash, but not nearly as faded as the images on the website depicts.

I actually thought they had sent me the wrong pair of jeans, but the tag on the inside confirms that it is in fact the Warren skinnies. I wouldn’t say it’s misleading because all Mott & Bow jeans go through their unique process of scraping, washing, drying, etc. and so each pair of jeans will be unique. But even still, there’s a bit too much of discrepancy between the photos on the website and the pair I received.

Mott & Bow Skinny Jeans Fit Collage
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In terms of the fit, their slims are much too loose for my liking and so I opted for the skinny jeans which is rare for me. I’m a slim fit in pretty much every other brand of jeans I own. 

The Mott & Bow skinny jeans fit comfortably though and have a classic, tailored silhouette. The 2% elastane provides the all important stretch (who doesn’t wear stretch jeans these days?). I also like that even the skinnies have a bit of breathing room in the thighs all the way down to the ankle. They aren’t super skin tight like the typical skinny jean aesthetic.  

Of course the length is way too long and so I’ll be cropping them a few inches for a clean, no break look. After that quick alteration, I’ll be good to go. Now if they offered a 28″ inseam, these Warren skinny jeans would be simply perfect.

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Warren Skinny Fit Jean Details

My Size: 29×32 (32 is the only inseam available) | For reference I’m 5’6″, 135 lbs.

Mott & Bow Jeans Tag
Mott & Bow logo embossed on leather tag.

The Warren skinny fit jeans is made with a special fabric from Italy that has a slightly faded look and textured feel, with some stretch. These jeans are instant style upgrade, without sacrificing comfort.

Virtually all of Mott & Bow’s skinny jeans come in 32″ inseams with exception to the medium blue skinny Mosco jeans which also come in 34″.

  • 18% elasticity and a weight of 12.5 oz.
  • 98% Cotton + 2% Elastane.

Wash: 6 month wash. Hand Sanded. Sprayed. Stone washed for a long cycle. Rinsed. Dried.

Mott & Bow Jeans Wash Details
You can see the faded wash, especially along the edges.
  • Mid-rise
  • Zipper fly
  • Skinny from hip to hem
  • Tapered leg
  • 13 ½” leg opening (measurement comes from 32” waist size)
  • When in between sizes, keep the size that fits a bit snug

Where are Mott & Bow Jeans Made?

Mott & Bow jeans are designed in New York and made in Honduras. The company’s founder, Alejandro Chahin leads the family-owned and operated factory in the very place he grew up. In fact, his family has been in the jean making business since 1982 and so they already had plenty of experience when Mott & Bow launched in 2014.

About Mott & Bow Heritage

A big reason why they’re able to offer such affordable prices for their denim is because they maintain control over the entire manufacturing process. And with no retail markups, they’re able to pass the savings along to the customer.

Do Mott & Bow Jeans Shrink?

As with most jeans, Mott & Bow skinny jeans will shrink a little bit on a first wash and dry cycle, but not by much. You won’t notice much of a difference in length, but it may provide a tighter fit if that’s desired.

Where To Buy Mott & Bow Jeans

You can browse the full Mott & Bow jeans collection online on their website. Alternatively you can pick up a pair of pre-owned jeans on Grailed or eBay

Mott & Bow Jeans Prices


Before You Leave

Check out some of the other Mott & Bow products I’ve reviewed.

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A note: Mott & Bow sent me the jeans 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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