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Mott & Bow – Premium Denim for Less

Good Morning friends!

So this week is Halloween and I’ll be sharing our looks on the blog. So what is NOT scary? The price of the jeans I am wearing! Mott and Bow sells premium denim at a fair price.

I’d love to introduce you to a NYC  jean company called Mott & Bow. When I was contacted, I was asked to choose several of their basics. I chose a dark pair of mid-rise skinny denim and a grey cashmere crew neck sweater.

Mott and Bow- denim

What makes Mott and Bow different from other denim companies? First, they offer designer quality denim for about half the cost.

With a family-owned facility, they control the manufacturing cost, and eliminate the middle man.

“Using the finest denim fabrics from the best mills in the world and applying  manually intensive artistic processes in the laundry we transform the denim and make it look effortless”

Mott and Bow is about quality denim at an affordable price. Designer-quality jeans that cost less.

I know this, as I used to belong, about 10-12 years ago, to a Denim forum. I was very interested in designer denim by Citizens of Humanity, Seven for All Mankind, True Religion, Hudson, and Rock and Republic. Members would post pictures in their denim and we would chat about the style. I enjoyed the camaraderie and denim, as we would sell and buy each other. I did spend a pretty penny on jeans at the time. This was before my blogging days. Many pairs of premium denim run closer to $200, with such pairs from AG jeans, Frame, and other companies.

Fast forward. I wasn’t able to wear jeans for almost 10 years, as with my condition, and the sensitivity in my legs and glutes made it impossible. They were not comfortable to me. Fashion also wasn’t a real concern when I was first in the throws of my disease.

Nowadays, I am back to wearing jeans. They have to be soft. They have to be comfortable and have stretch.

When Mott & Bow contacted me, I was excited to try new denim at a more reasonable cost. The mid rise Jane skinny jean I am wearing retails at $108, and their jeans run from $96-1!18.

Try On Program

I requested two sizes from Mott and Bow,  using their Try-On Program, I felt confident one of the sizes would fit. I asked for the Jane Mid-Rise Skinny jean. They came shortly thereafter and I received 2 sizes, to find that my usual size of 27 in denim fit wonderfully. With the program, you can try on two different sizes and return a pair with a pre-paid label provided by the company. You have 5 days to return the pair.

The wash was beautiful. A saturated dark wash, they could be dressed up or worn casually. They come in a “3-month wash” which was -Resin is sprayed onto raw jean. Pre-cured and then curated in oven. Hand Sanded. Stone Washed. Dried. Sprayed. Rinsed. Dried.

  • 45% elasticity and a weight of 12.8 oz.
  • 44% Cotton; 42% Tencel; 13% Polyester; 1% Elastane.

The legs are narrow and there was room in the waist. I am fine with that as I like to have a little bit of room in my denim in the waist where nothing is pressing on my stomach. I can see myself wearing these often! I knew there was going to be some softness, as they have 42% Tencel and I know Tencel softens the fabric


Mott and Bow are also known for their basics. They have soft tees, basic sweaters in crew and v-neck. I adore this oxblood cable knit sweater! They have quite a few cashmere sweaters, which is a basic layer you want in your closet! Who can say no to cashmere? They also have some dresses for layering. I love this soft light grey cashmere sweater I chose. I am wearing it in an XS and went by the size chart to ensure fit.

It is perfect too for NC temps right now and later I may style with a jeweled collar white button-down I own under it to dress it up even more.

My Outfit

Since I was to share my “basics” – the cashmere crew neck and dark skinny jeans

, I added some color and pattern to the look. A scarf with burgundy, dark grey and white would add some additional color and would pair nicely with my Jacquard Marc Fisher booties. I do often like silver with greys, so I added a pair of silver sterling earrings to the look. Finishing the look, I took out my Rebecca Minkoff Love bag in Fog. Easy uniform, and a put-together style!

Jean butt shot required.

Give Mott & Bow a try! I think you would love their Try-On program and quality of the jeans. What style would you gravitate toward?

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  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 16:03h, 03 November Reply

    Jess, this outfit is so perfect! I love the boots and your green moto jacket! And your butt shot is fabulous, my friend! Thanks for linking up!


  • eyeloveknots
    Posted at 17:51h, 30 October Reply

    I am feeling inspired by your combination of the grey sweater, and that multi-colored scarf. Pinned for inspiration.


  • Chrissy
    Posted at 11:02h, 30 October Reply

    Your jeans look fabulous on you, but also those boots – how fun are they?!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:01h, 30 October Reply

      Hi Chrissy! thank you! I bought these boots a few years ago on 6 pm You can get shoes that are not current season for a great price! These are Mark Fisher, one of my fav brands. Enjoy your week!

  • Phyllis Lerner
    Posted at 08:37h, 30 October Reply

    These jeans sound great! I like their try on policy as it’s not always possible to get a good fit. and the price point is very good! I like the way you paired the jeans with the sweater and the scarf was the perfect finishing touch.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:00h, 30 October Reply

      Hi Phyliis! I also liked the Try on program as it makes ordering easier and gives ladies a chance to try 2 sizes. I love berry tones with greys, so I was glad my scarf was a hit!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:46h, 31 October Reply

      Hi Phyllis! They are made very well and I also thought the try on program was a great idea.

  • mireilleftm
    Posted at 14:47h, 29 October Reply

    I love that sweater! Classic are great because they are timeless. I am hoping it stays cold enough to add some scarves!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:58h, 30 October Reply

      So true! Basics are the foundations and then you can add trends, accessories etc, as I have done with my scarf and boots. You cant beat cashmere!

  • Lisa Richardson
    Posted at 10:19h, 29 October Reply

    A great classic outfit! Thanks for the intro to the new denim company. Sounds like a great concept!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:57h, 30 October Reply

      Hi Lisa! Just an easy uniform! Cashmere or a cute sweater and dark denim. Im quite happy with the jeans and do like the price point.

  • Happy Great Day
    Posted at 22:26h, 28 October Reply

    I might like to try this brand. 👖 Honestly, I haven’t worn jeans in years because I used to wear Rock N’ Republic, then they cheaped out on the fabric. That exact right stretchiness and thread count is everything. I would honestly rather pay more and have one extremely high quality pair of jeans than 20 less-than pairs. It’s all about the fabric. You’ve got me curious now. ❤️~ Suzana Barton

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:57h, 30 October Reply

      Hi Suzane,
      I used to wear a lot of Rock and Republic too! Yes, when Kohls bought them, they were made differently, not as much quality. I bet you would like these!

  • The Evolista
    Posted at 19:19h, 28 October Reply

    These jeans look amazing on you! It’s nice to hear about a brand of premium denim that is lower cost. Also love the try on program idea. So smart!

    xx Jenifer

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:55h, 30 October Reply

      Hi! Thank you! I thought it was smart as well, as often women try on more than one pair of jeans at a time.

  • Jodie
    Posted at 18:54h, 28 October Reply

    I love my Mott & Bow jeans Jess. They fit so good without alterations, and the try on idea is brilliant.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:55h, 30 October Reply

      Hi Jodie! I forgot that you collabed with them. I do recall your boyfriend style, they looked great and are cool for a weekend or just lounging around the house. I do like that too!

  • fiercefashion
    Posted at 15:35h, 28 October Reply

    This is such a pretty, simple outfit. A great top and jeans with some colorful accessories. Thanks for the denim lesson.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:54h, 30 October Reply

      Thank you Kim! They sent me the cashmere sweater and jeans so I added more color with the accessories. The jeans are really nice!

  • Nancy Weiss
    Posted at 11:59h, 28 October Reply

    The entire look is perfect with your tall slender figure. I’m with you as years ago I spent a pretty penny on jeans and that’s not for me any more. My daughter says I need new ones so it’s time I look into other options. Great info Jess!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:14h, 28 October Reply

      Thank you Nancy! Glad you enjoyed reading. They are great quality and I do love the wash. I am pretty particular about jeans and softness too!

  • Cheryl Tucker
    Posted at 11:06h, 28 October Reply

    You look gorgeous in these looks and what a fabulous Brand find! I can tell they will be a big success!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:20h, 28 October Reply

      Morning Cheryl! thank you so much. I do love the dark denim and the softness. It really is a fair price for premium denim. Enjoy the day!

  • Maureen
    Posted at 06:13h, 28 October Reply

    This pair of jeans look great on you Jess! I adore your scarf and booties too. Heck, I love this entire look! I have never owned designer jeans as it seemed odd to me to be buying a pair that cost similarly to a handbag so thank goodness for Mot & Bow to make jeans that are more affordable. Got to love companies like that!

    Maureen |

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:18h, 28 October Reply

      Hi Maureen! Thank you. Yes, for the quality of the jeans and how they fit, they are very worth the price. I love that they have a lot of different washes and the try on option. Hope you are well!

  • Kellyann Rohr
    Posted at 04:35h, 28 October Reply

    Wow Jess, those jeans are terrific on you! I have had a few pair of premium denim and they sure are $$$. This is a brilliant idea – allowing you to try on and return what doesn’t fit. That’s always the hardest part of buying jeans, finding the best fit. Loving that cashmere too, that is another thing I do not own. Your scarf is so pretty and pulls it all together. Those booties are perfect for this ensemble!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:16h, 28 October Reply

      Thank you my friend! I am quite happy with these and they are soft which is a requirement! I do like the try on program they have thought that was great! I have a couple cashmere pieces and it is sooo soft, you need to treat yourself! :-)) Enjoy your week!

  • Nancys Fashion Style (@nancybaten1)
    Posted at 03:57h, 28 October Reply

    Those jeans are pretty good! Your legs seem endless. And the colors of that scarf are the perfect addition.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:15h, 28 October Reply

      Thank you Nancy! I do love the dark wash and softness! 🙂 Happy Monday!

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