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  • M.S. McClellan is King of Knoxville

    Oct 11, 2011 CATEGORIES: Gridiron Belles Tour, SEC Football, SEC Stadium Tour, Tennessee Football, TN, Volunteer Traditions

    If there was a way to bottle up the feel good effect of being in M S McClellans and sell it, I’d be a very wealthy woman!

    Everyone loved the festive Tennessee orange McClellan koozies

    M.S. McClellans, a men’s clothier and a Knoxville tradition since 1966, is a family owned and operated establishment based on high standards of quality and service. Such is evident when you first step over the threshold and into a fairytale land of top of the line mens (and women’s) clothes and a warm welcome from the McClellan staff.  If you’re lucky, there is even a bloody Mary waiting for you!

    Bob McClellan in front of a beautifully stocked Bloody Mary bar. The trick is Bakon vodka!

    The team at McClellan’s was wonderful to work with and ever so helpful in setting up my signing. I felt right at home—a very lavish, cozy, hunting-styled home—from the beginning.

    Doesn't this make you want to be a well clad outdoorsman/woman?

    If anyone told you McClellan’s was just a clothing store, they were sorely mistaken.  McClellan’s is an unspoken social hotspot.  Friends and fans alike come in for a last minute game day outfit, belt or simply a bloody Mary and a seat on the edge of the pool table to watch the early game.  If only every morning was as lovely as game day morning at McClellan’s…

    The McClellans. What a dapper father and son combo

    In addition to tailored jackets and suits, they also carry the preppy line of Volunteer Traditions. I had the honor of meeting the founder of the company, Mason, at McClellan’s.  Was Mason there doing business?  Not particularly. He was simply stopping by to say “hello” to Bob and gang and a few other passer bys that knew him by name and recognized him by style.

    Such a well designed t-shirt almost makes me want to claim TN

    Currently, Volunteer Traditions does not have a line for Belles. Looks like for now, us Belles will just have to settle with dating Gents that wear Volunteer Tradition—this way we’ll know immediately that they have impeccable taste and style.

    We thought we would make a good team!

    Right when I thought my morning with Bob and Mason couldn’t get much better, one of my best friends from college surprised me with a visit.  My apologies to any patrons in the store that heard me shriek with joy when Nick (nicknamed “Sweet Thang”) walked into my line of vision unannounced!

    "Sweet Thang" and gang proud to be at McClellans

    Nick was on a guys trip with three other UGA fans while their wives went on a girls trip. We were able to catch up, a few of the Gents were smart enough to buy a present in the form of a book for their wives and they were exposed to the greatness that is McClellan’s and Volunteer Tradition.

    I promised these guys a spot in the blog so we took a few pictures for the "right one"

    After a full morning of selling and signing I had a new found appreciation for spending time surrounded by well dressed Volunteer fans.  A special thanks to the Belles in the back that kept me company and the Gents in the front that kept a bloody Mary in my hand.

    Such a lovely UT family... I saw them later down on the field

    If you are ever in Knoxville and are craving a quality ensemble for men or women, I assure you McClellan’s will take care of you. I know I’ll be finding every possible excuse to get back to the clothing King of Knoxville.

    Xs and Os,

    Christie Leigh