In 2014, Prospect Brands, LLC acquired a majority interest in Crittenden & Company, LLC. Crittenden was founded in 2003 by Luxury apparel veteran, Critt Rawlings who has more than 50 years of experience in the industry. Crittenden produces fine men’s jackets, dress shirts, neckwear, sweaters and trousers.
Crittenden is sold at leading men’s specialty stores across the United States, in addition to the company’s flagship store located in Midway, KY. Setting out to be authentic to its roots, and live up to Mr. Rawlings’ high level of taste and perfection, Crittenden alone sets the standard for quality and taste in men’s clothing.
In 2013, Prospect Brands, LLC acquired Duck Head. The Duck Head name goes back to 1865 when two brothers in Nashville, Tennessee bought surplus Army tents made out of a heavy canvas-like material known as duck. Although it was not intended as a clothing material, duck proved to make sturdy work pants & overalls. These early duck pants became known as khakis, and created a durable clothing staple for the last century.
A motorcyclist rides to work at an aeronautical machine shop. It’s frigid, wet and blustery. The faster he goes, the colder he feels. Machine shop owner and engineer is inspired; Gerbing Thermovelocity Protection™ is born.
For over 40 years we have been industry leaders in developing heating technology to overcome cold weather conditions. Whether you’re jumping out of an airplane at 30,000 feet, ripping a first descent at sixty miles-per-hour, running wide open on your bike in the dead of winter, or just spending an extended amount of time in the elements, Gyde delivers the highest performance and most distinctive designs in the outerwear market.
We are born from aeronautics. Fueled by a passion for the outdoors. And engineered to withstand the frigid conditions.