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We are all about the art of premium jean making. Delivering meticulously handcrafted jeans at a bold price.
218 backers pledged $27,828 to help bring this project to life.

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Our Story

Mott & Bow was founded for the nonconformist, he who wants superior quality at a bold price.

Why do premium jeans cost $200? Because the few companies that truly understand denim were conceived before ecommerce was widely adopted. These old brands go through multiple sales layers for their product to reach the final consumer (resulting in the consumer massively overpaying for the product). 

Using the finest denim fabrics from the best mills in the world and applying the manually intensive artistic processes in the laundry, we transform the denim and make it look effortless. Our design philosophy is simplicity. With a 32-year denim heritage, our experience is second to none, and we’ve decided to start Mott & Bow to bring premium jeans directly to you at $96.

Denim Science

The finishing process, both dry and wet, separates experts from novice denim makers. A lot of the cost of a premium jean is attributed to the amount of artistic labor intensity in the finishing process.

After sewing, each jean is an empty canvas ready to be worked on. At Mott & Bow, with our +30 year denim expertise, we handcraft every detail of your jean and make it look natural.

To learn more about the art of jean making (I assure you, you'll be amazed), follow us on FacebookInstagram, and/or Tumblr. You can also read more in the "Wash Names" section of our Kickstarter Profile below.

The Initial 6 Styles

We are offering 2 different styles for each of our 3 fits (the Skinny, the Slim, and the Straight). 

Fit - Skinny; Fabric - 'Mosco' (98%Cotton/2%Elastane); Wash - 4 Month
Fit - Skinny; Fabric - 'Mosco' (98%Cotton/2%Elastane); Wash - 4 Month
Fit - Skinny; Fabric - 'Bleecker' (98%Cotton/2%Elastane); Wash - Resin Rinse
Fit - Skinny; Fabric - 'Bleecker' (98%Cotton/2%Elastane); Wash - Resin Rinse
Fit - Slim; Fabric - 'Mosco' (98%Cotton/2%Elastane); Wash - Resin Rinse
Fit - Slim; Fabric - 'Mosco' (98%Cotton/2%Elastane); Wash - Resin Rinse
  
Fit - Slim; Fabric - 'Bleecker' (98%Cotton/2%Elastane); Wash - 4 Month
Fit - Slim; Fabric - 'Bleecker' (98%Cotton/2%Elastane); Wash - 4 Month
Fit - Straight; Fabric - Bedford (100% Cotton); Wash - 6 Month Bleach
Fit - Straight; Fabric - Bedford (100% Cotton); Wash - 6 Month Bleach
Fit - Straight; Fabric - 'Bedford' (100%Cotton); Wash - 2 Month
Fit - Straight; Fabric - 'Bedford' (100%Cotton); Wash - 2 Month

Fits & Sizes

Waist size for the Skinny: 27, 28, 29, 30*, 31*, 32*, 33*, 34*

Waist size for the Slim: 27, 28, 29, 30*, 31*, 32*, 33*, 34*, 35*, 36*, 38

Waist size for the Straight: 28, 29, 30*, 31*, 32*, 33*, 34*, 35*, 36*, 38

All jean waist sizes are offered in 32" inseam length.

* Offered in both 32" and 34" inseam length.

Street Names

The inspiration of the brand comes from the streets of New York City. As a tribute, we are naming each denim fabric we offer with a street from NYC that has a special meaning to us. Stay tuned for our website, coming in February, to learn why we chose Mosco, Bleecker, and Bedford as our initial fabric names.

Wash Names

We've named the washes after the intensity of distress applied in the dry and wet finishing processes. Distress involves a range of techniques, some of these are (we'll teach these and more in our social media): sanding, spraying, tying, stonewash. A jean is distressed to replicate the amount of wear and tear from normal use.

Resin Rinse (No distress involved) -  Resin is individually sprayed on each jean and then it is curated in an oven (our Kickstarter profile picture is a snapshot of jeans ready for oven curation). They are then rinsed in the washing machine.

2 Month - Distress is applied in the dry process but with a very low intensity.

4 Month - A decent amount of distress is applied in this wash. You can start seeing more obvious fades in parts of the jean.

6 Month- This wash replicates the 6 month daily wear of a jean. It has more contrast because of the more intense distress applications.

We are just getting started with these washes. In the future, we will offer a broader range.


Everything Else

If you want to learn more about our product and the art behind it, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr.

A picture of one of our first samples, posted through our Facebook account.
A picture of one of our first samples, posted through our Facebook account.

Risks and challenges

Since we are doing everything in-house we are controlling quality at the highest level.

In case you are not satisfied with the product, you can request a replacement** or return** within 15 calendar days (starting from the date the order was shipped out).

** Note the jean must not be used or washed so we can accept the replacement or return.

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    THE CONTRIBUTOR. Receive a Mott & Bow patch (the one that is stitched in the back part of our jeans) and our Thank You card!

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    Skinny fit EARLY ADOPTER #1 - One Skinny jean in our 'Mosco' denim fabric (98% Cotton / 2% Elastane) and our 4 Month wash.
    Style Name: SKINNY.MOSCO.4month

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    Skinny fit EARLY ADOPTER #2 - One Skinny jean in our 'Bleecker' denim fabric (98% Cotton / 2% Elastane) and our Resin Rinse wash.
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    Slim fit EARLY ADOPTER # 3 -
    One Slim jean in our 'Mosco' denim fabric (98% Cotton / 2% Elastane) and our Resin Rinse wash.
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    Slim fit EARLY ADOPTER # 4 - One Slim jean in our 'Bleecker' denim fabric (98% Cotton / 2% Elastane) and our 4 Month wash.
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    Straight fit EARLY ADOPTER # 6 - One Straight jean in our 'Bedford' denim fabric (100% Cotton) and our 2 Month wash.
    Style Name: STRAIGHT.BEDFORD.2Month

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    Straight fit EARLY ADOPTER # 5 - One Straight jean in our 'Bedford' denim fabric (100% Cotton) and our 6 Month Bleach wash.
    Style Name: STRAIGHT.BEDFORD.6Month

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    ONE JEAN with INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING. Choose one jean any style.

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    One Jean in any fit - OVERFLOW ORDERS. Choose one jean in any of the 3 fits (Skinny, Slim, Straight). If the early adopter package is sold out in the style you like, pledge through here to get your jean mid-April.

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    TWO JEAN COMBO. Choose two jeans in any of the 3 fits (Skinny, Slim, Straight). Get the special price for buying two jeans.

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    MEET THE FOUNDER. A Mott & Bow jean of your choice + a couple of drinks with Alejandro at a New York City bar.

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    TRAVEL TO MANUFACTURING SITE: Exclusive, 2 day tour with the founders inside the facilities (cutting, sewing, and laundry) where all the magic happens in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. We'll let you play with all the tools in the laundry department so you can create two unique pairs of jeans for yourself. All you need to do is buy your air ticket to get to SAP airport on March 9, 2014 and departing March 12, 2014. We'll take care of the rest!

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