Mott & Bow has a line of basic short sleeve and long sleeve t-shirts, heavyweight pocket tees, in addition to their premium jeans collection.
In this review we’ll be taking a look at their popular Driggs short sleeve and long sleeve tees.
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 T-Shirt Review
Mott & Bow offers two basic shirt styles, the classic Driggs t-shirt in either crewneck or v-neck, short sleeve and long sleeve. The Driggs classic tee comes in over 2 dozen colorways — from white, navy and black to grey, sand and green — and so there’s no shortage of options to choose from.
Sidebar: the Mott & Bow Driggs tee is featured on my list of best t-shirts for men.
For the short sleeve shirt, I went with the Driggs classic crew, white t-shirt because a man can never have enough white tees. And for the long sleeve shirt, I chose the Driggs black crew neck shirt.
How Does The Driggs T-Shirt Fit, Feel and Look?
The Mott & Bow Driggs t-shirt has a weight of 140 grams or 5 oz. which makes it lightweight and ideal for spring and summer wear. Also, the Driggs tee is a little sheer for my liking and slightly see through under certain lighting.
For fall and winter I’d opt for a thicker t-shirt like Mott & Bow’s Carlton, heavyweight pocket tees that come in at 235 grams or 8.3 oz.
The Driggs short sleeve tees are soft to the touch with a substantial stretch to them. It feels like they will last through many washes for years to come, but time will tell how they ultimately hold up.
In terms of the fit, the shirts have a clean drape, not too tight nor too loose fitting. For reference, I opted for size XS which is the smallest size they offer.
Additionally, the length is a few inches long on my frame which is no surprise. It’s still wearable, although if they offered a short size the fit would be nearly flawless. Keep in mind cotton tends to shrink after a wash and dry cycle.
Finally, the neckline fits well, it isn’t restricting around the neck and definitely not loose like a scoop neck. The sleeves fit well too. They don’t wrap tightly around my bicep like some other brands and so it gives off a bit of a relaxed vibe.
Quick note: If you’re enjoying this Mott & Bow t-shirt review, then you’ll probably like this article on 5 Types of T-Shirts and How to Wear Them with Style.
Long Sleeve T-Shirt: Fit, Feel and Look
Just like the Driggs short sleeve tees, Mott & Bow’s long sleeve t-shirts have the same weight of 140 grams/5 oz. It’s quite thin and there’s a fair amount of stretch to these shirts, it almost feels like spandex.
It’s made of 100% combed cotton that’s soft and tightly knitted for extra durability.
The long sleeve tee fits tighter than the Driggs short sleeve shirt. It almost feels like an undershirt the way it hugs my body, but doesn’t have the same moisture wicking properties.
Just like with the short sleeve shirt, I opted for the XS in the black colorway. Again, the shirt length is slightly long for my 5’6″ frame and the sleeves run long on my arms going beyond my wrists. That being said, it doesn’t look sloppy by any means, in fact it looks quite good.
Driggs White Tee & Long Sleeve Tee Details
My Size: XS (Range – XS-XXL) | For reference I’m 5’6″, 135 lbs.
- 100% combed cotton
- Soft and lightweight yarn tightly knit for durability
- Made in Peru
- Weighs 140 grams
- Short sleeve & long sleeve crew
- Binded neck
- Not too slim, or too loose
Where are Mott & Bow T-Shirts Made?
While Mott & Bow jeans are made in their denim factory in Honduras, their t-shirts are actually made in Peru. I’m not exactly sure why they aren’t able to manufacture their shirts in the same country, but it is common for t-shirts to be made in Peru.
I’ve seen several brands with Peruvian pima cotton shirts. It’s worth noting that Mott & Bow’s tees aren’t made with pima cotton, instead they opted for 100% combed cotton which is just as soft.
Do Mott & Bow T-Shirts Shrink?
Since their Driggs tees are already preshrunk, they will not shrink in a wash and dry cycle, although if you put it through high heat it could take a half centimeter off the length so keep that in mind.
Where To Buy Mott & Bow T-Shirts
You can browse the full Mott & Bow t-shirt 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 – $128
- Mott & Bow Cashmere Sweater Review – $149
- Mott & Bow Button Up Shirt Review – $79
A note: Mott & Bow sent me the tees 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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