It's been about a year and a half since I first learned about Mott & Bow. Ever since I reviewed its dress shirts and T-shirts — two products outside of its main product offering — I've had the inclination that the jeans would be were great, too. After trying them out for myself, I completely understand why my colleagues have raved about its denim in the past.
What I like best about them is that they're comfortable on the first wear. I love Selvedge denim, but they usually take a lot of wears to truly become comfortable. Mott & Bow, on the other hand, feels more like soft cotton than hard denim.
I ordered my normal denim size and the sizing was spot on. While I was happy with the fit of the Skinny Warren, it is worth noting that these aren't the skinniest skinny jeans I've worn. If you have a slim build like me and you're going for a skin-tight fit, Mott & Bow probably doesn't have much for you.
I used to never spend more than $50 or $60 on denim, probably because of my own frugal-ness, but I've come to appreciate better-made denim and understand the value you get when paying more. Mott & Bow, without a doubt, is one of those brands where your dollar goes a long way in terms of quality and comfort — you're not just paying for the logo of a legacy or designer denim brand. — Amir Ismael, Insider Picks reporter
Mott and Bow's Skinny Wooster jeans have a massively generous stretch and manage to retain their shape, making them my choice this summer for bike commuting. That said, there are a few things you should know before you buy. Mott & Bow's slim jeans fit more like straight, and the skinny fit is closer to slim.
I found that ordering an inch smaller than my normal waist size was best for me. When I tried my normal waist size, they were too loose. Granted, that may not be the case for you, but that's where the home try-on program is most useful.
To be frank, even after I found the right size and style, I wasn't crazy about the fit of these, but the phenomenal stretch makes up for that. On days when I'm riding my bike and need the additional range of motion and comfort, I'll likely choose these over anything else in my closet. — David Slotnick, Insider Picks senior reporter
Mott & Bow undoubtedly makes high-quality jeans, but the sizing can be a little tricky. I typically avoid skinny jeans, and stick to standard or straight cuts because I don’t like to feel constrained. I tried the middle-ground Slim Benson option in a light blue, and coming from someone who’s closet is stocked with jeans from the Gap and Costco, these were clearly a superior cut of denim.
However, if you are like me and avoid unnecessarily tight jeans, I’d recommend sizing up and sticking to the straight cut for peak comfortability. If you're willing to put in the time to try out a few different sizes and styles, Mott & Bow is an excellent option. — Danny Bakst, Insider Picks content producer
I don’t tend to be a fan of elastane (stretchy) jeans. Call me old school, or whatever you will, but I like good old-fashioned 100% denim. Or at least I thought that was all I wanted to wear, until I tried a pair from Mott & Bow.
I’m not tossing my raw Cone Mills denim away, but I will say that the 1% of elastane that Mott & Bow tosses into their Oliver jeans makes a huge difference. I’m undoubtedly much more comfortable in them, and the inside has a brushed-cotton-like finish that reminds me of the coziest blankets I’ve ever slept in.
I found sizing to be fairly spot on for me, but I have a scarecrow-like figure that only disagrees with jeans that tend to be on the baggier side of what’s promised. I’ve had skinnier jeans in the “skinny” department, but these fit my cadaverous frame just right, more or less. I’ve had them a month or so, and they seem to be holding up pretty well. — Owen Burke, Insider Picks senior reporter