Mott & Bow – Premium Denim. Fair Price. This is a statement that we have used to describe our brand since we were founded in 2014. The “fair price” is clear upon seeing that we offer our jeans for around $100, but the “premium” might need more explanation if you have never tried a pair. Even if you have experienced the comfort, fit and quality, there’s still the question of how these jeans got that way.
We use the best cotton
The better the material you start with, the better the final product. This is true of most goods – cigars, wine, coffee, the list is endless. There is a wide range of quality in all these categories and the price often reflects that – the $0.50 diner cup of coffee, versus the artisan brew. The best grapes age better to produce the best wine. The same vineyard may offer bottles of different quality for a range of prices that reflect that variance. It’s important for us to start with the best cotton in this complicated process, just as a winemaker would with the goal of producing the best bottle. We source from some of the most well-respected denim mills in the world – Orta in Turkey and Candiani in Italy – and buy their most premium denim. This high quality cotton not only looks better; it also performs better. The pricier denim is robust, keeping its shape and aging well over time; unlike cheaper denim that lacks the ability to bounce back after wear. Our goal is to make all our jeans like the vineyard’s finest bottle, and we don’t cut corners to get there, but we’ve set up our business in a way that allows a fair price.
We own the entire jean making process
Mott & Bow exists as it does because of our deep denim heritage and highly efficient supply chain. We’re fortunate to execute our manufacturing in-house at our founder, Alejandro Chahin’s family-owned facilities in Honduras. The team of eminently skilled denim artisans, many of whom have worked for Chahin’s family for decades, add their expert touch on each jean. There is no element of the jean making process, after sourcing the denim, that is done outside our trusted, internal chain. Mott & Bow is still a young startup with a modern model, but our roots in traditional denim manufacturing and expertise in sourcing are the foundation to our growth.
Denim is in our blood
Creating a pair of jeans is a highly nuanced process and having a well-trained, expert team and industry connections is what allowed Mott & Bow to originally come to fruition and thrive. One of the most critical steps of the process to a good jean is accurately calculating the measurements of the jean pattern to account for varying degrees of shrinkage and elongation (think stretchiness of each fabric). We’re a brand known to our customers to successfully fuse comfort and style, our washing and handcrafted dry finishing process being key to the final premium product. We know that our jean, the final product of selective sourcing, thoughtful treatment, meticulous measurement and a stylish design, could be priced higher, but we see ourselves as unique in the market.
- Alejandro Chahin, Founder
We aren't part of the traditional retail model
Mott & Bow combines a 35-year history of sourcing and manufacturing expertise with the modern convenience of a direct to consumer model. It’s this powerful and rare combination that keeps our prices fair and our brand at a special standing in the crowded fashion space. We’re carrying on a family tradition of denim, but by existing completely outside the antiquated, traditional retail model, we can keep our prices low. The model of wholesale retail, with its inherent markups and middlemen, is broken and keeping our products out of it means we don’t need to price higher. We also don’t want to raise our prices; because we believe that offering our premium products for an honest price will keep our customers happy, returning and multiplying.
Want to upgrade your denim but not sure about sizing? Mott & Bow makes it easy to find your perfect size with our Home Try-On Program: just buy your favorite pair and add a second waist size for free. Then return the pair that doesn’t fit for free.