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Crittenden Rawlings and the Crittenden Collection

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Crittenden Rawlings

​Crittenden Rawlings was a 60 year veteran of the fine men's tailored clothing business, working with, and as President and CEO of such storied companies as Polo/Ralph Lauren, Cricketeer, Norman Hilton, and Oxxford Clothes, leading the creative and sales teams of some of the best known companies in the fashion and menswear industries in New York City and throughout the United States.  A talented eye, passion for quality, and an encyclopedic knowledge of fine fabrics have always been his trademarks.

 The Soft Coat

   A consummate professional with a true passion for design, fabrics, and the mens clothing business, Critt, as he was known, in 2001 tried to retire to his horse farm in his native Kentucky, but found it hard to stay away from the world of fabric and design.  He even began breeding his own Shetland sheep, shearing them, and producing his own wool on the farm--at that point he realized he didn't want to rest until he began his own line of well-made, well-designed, well-priced tailored clothing.  One of his first designs, the unstructured "soft" sportcoat was a huge hit and was soon seen being copied all over the marketplace...

   "Slow" Fashion

  When he founded Crittenden Clothing in 2003, Critt was able to bring all the insider knowledge, great taste and hallmarks of his storied career to a small "artisanal" company, making a product designed thoughtfully, with respect and love for the great traditions of mens tailored clothing, the expertise and history of the industry: the charming woolen mills of the UK, the silks and other fine fabrics of Italy, the many family run businesses that still existed in the fashion industry, yet were beginning to struggle in the age of fast fashion.  He worked with friends who were traditional tailors, and other true artisans all over the world, and they began to craft his garments with the utmost care and attention to detail, together. Today Crittenden is what we call a "family & friends" business, and comes to you from mills and manufacturers the world over, many of whom are also family businesses handed down through generations, and who are as much friends to us as business partners.

 In addition to bringing "slow fashion" to the market and reintroducing the old-fashioned values of traditional fine tailoring to more men, with its fine traditions of impeccable customer service and attention to personal relationships with each customer, Critt saw that what Crittenden could provide that the other luxury brands lacked was great quality for a great value, filling a hole in the marketplace for the American man by providing a luxury product at a price point that made and continues to make dressing well accessible and available to more people.

 Excellence in Quality, Excellence in Value

 The Crittenden Rawlings line offers classic but creative tailored clothing, made with attention to every detail:  working button holes, piped seams, authentic French facing and more. For 60 years Crittenden did, and his team continue to, travel the world to find unique and luxurious fabrics, and oversee every detail of design and construction meticulously. What continues to set his line apart and makes a Crittenden Rawlings suit, sportcoat or trouser the best value in menswear is this:  we are able to tailor our clothing with the very same details and features, using the same luxury fabrics that are normally only found on suits and sport coats that retail for two or three times our price, but because of Critt's unmatched experience, impeccable taste, and decades of close friendships and relationships with European mills, tailoring professionals and manufacturers, he is able to bring these beautiful garments to the market at a much more attractive price, and an umatchable value. Thanks to Crittenden Rawlings, everyone can dress well.   

​You can find Crittenden Rawlings clothing and accessories at many fine mens retail stores throughout the United States, and at our own retail stores in Midway and Lexington, Kentucky, and coming to soon to other locations on the East Coast...

​Since 2003, our company ethos is simply this: Excellence in Quality, Excellence in Value.

Crittenden Rawlings:  Wear Something Worth It.


What size should I buy?

Our fit is a classic American/English tailored garment, based on a sportcoat from the wardrobe of the Duke of Windsor, worn in the 1930's. A soft, unstructured coat with beautiful proportions that fits most men extremely well off the rack, our sportcoat and suit jackets are a bit longer and cut for an excellent fit with superior drape, more so than many coats on the market. Many of our customers find that they can size down one size in our jacket for this reason. However, please refer to our measurements located on each product page to get a better idea...If you'd like more information or advice we are happy to chat at 859.846.4228. Contact us M-Sat 10-7 by phone or email us at and we will be happy to give you our advice.

Where can I find Crittenden?

We sell to many fine mens retailers all over the United States. Please watch this space for an updated list of our retail partners, coming soon. If you are in the Midwest, or heading to the Bourbon trail or Keeneland, our design studio and country shop are in the charming town of Midway KY. We are in the midst of scouting locations for more US shops, with one or two opening in 2025. Details to come...In the meantime, sign up for our (judiciously sent) emails to hear about scheduled pop-ups. For 2024, we are planning to visit Atlanta and Nashville, and in 2025, Southern Florida, and Southern California. More info coming soon.


What is your return policy?

We want to make sure you love what you buy. We offer free returns for 30 days on all eligible items and free exchanges for 90 days. Items must be unopened with all tags attached.

How can I start a return?

Please contact us at and we will begin the process, and send you a return label, and discuss whether you'd like an exchange, a credit, or a refund.