Have you ever purchased a pair of jeans that felt great when you tried them on, but after a few hours had become stretched and baggy? Or, have you spent more than you’d care to admit on a pair of great jeans and, despite loving them, found yourself feeling buyer’s remorse?
Mott & Bow just may be the brand you’re searching for. They offer a variety of high-quality denim at fair prices. Let’s be clear though, fair does not mean cheap. Purchasing cheap jeans will land you with a pair of stretched out, unflattering denim that loses its shape after a few wears. High-quality denim, on the other hand, truly molds to your body.
Tips for Buying Quality Denim with Mott & Bow
- Purchase them snug. Your jeans should fit on the snug side (not I-can-barely-zip-them snug, but snug). After a few wears, you’ll notice that they actually form to your body shape.
- Take advantage of the free try-on. Mott & Bow offers a Free At-Home Try-On program, which allows you to try two pairs and send back the one that doesn’t fit, using a pre-paid shipping label. I found that their sizing was on par with other brands I’ve tried, and would state that they run true to size.
- You can return items within 30 days for a full refund, less the cost of shipping. If you’re unsure of which style(s) you like, consider purchasing a few options and returning the ones that do not work out. Mott & Bow will allow full refunds for any items returned within the 30 days.
- Wash inside out and hang to dry. Once you purchase a pair of premium denim, you’ll want to take care of your investment. Use cold water, and wash your jeans inside out, then hang them to air dry–never use the dryer as it breaks down the fibers causing them to lose their shape.
Mott & Bow offered to send me a free pair of denim and one of their t-shirts to try out the brand. I first selected the Mom Jeans, which I absolutely love on other people, but even the smallest pair was too big for me. They did a weird baggy thing in the crotch that I was just not fond of. Instead, I decided on the Jane, High-Rise Skinny in the Faded Medium/Dark Blue wash. I’m wearing a size 24, and they are perfectly snug and so soft. I would compare the comfort level to the feel of a heavier knit legging.
Now, while Mott & Bow did gift this pair of jeans, I’m under no obligation to write this post. However, because I genuinely love them so much, I want to share them with you guys! Now more than ever, I’m finding that the main focus of my wardrobe is comfort. (That sounds so cliche, I almost regret typing it.) Knowing that I’m going to be a human burp cloth and/or jungle gym makes it quite difficult to find motivation for anything else. That being the case, in addition to being thoroughly impressed with the quality of these jeans, I’m beyond thrilled with the comfortability.
In terms of price point, they’re on par with Madewell–another personal favorite. I would say that these feel much softer and stretchier than my Madewell pairs. I think the fabric quality for the price point arguably surpasses Madewell. I would compare them to my Current Elliott Stiletto jeans, but $100 less! I’m looking forward to seeing how they wash and wear over time but, so far, I’m super impressed.
I’m also wearing the Boxi Semi Crop t-shirt, and love the quality of this tee. The fabric is so soft, just the right amount of stretch, not too sheer or too heavy. It retails for $30, and is absolutely worth the price. This is similar to my Cuyana and Everlane tees, which are both exceptional quality. In the past, I’ve mostly worn J.Crew or Gap Body tees, but recently upgraded my worn out basics. This Mott & Bow version is easily on par with the quality I’m searching for.
As a disclaimer, I’d actually not heard of Mott & Bow until they reached out to me. Since then, I’ve gone through just about every product on their site and love their mission: elevated basics, at fair prices. Based on my experience, they’re absolutely living up to their promise!
Have you tried Mott & Bow? If so, which styles? I’d love to hear your feedback on this brand!
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