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The Ford and McIntyre Story

Ford and McIntyre Men's Wear dates back to July of 1969, when two ambitious young gentlemen by the names of Ken McIntyre and Vaughn Ford realized the need for a quality men's store in Blenheim, Ontario. That same men's store has been servicing Blenheim and the surrounding area with current and up to date fashions ever since.

The quality selection of apparel and fair pricing, made the store popular for the next fifteen years and substantially grew the clientele. In July of 1983, Ford and McIntyre Men's Wear was purchased  by John and June Cowan along with Maurice and Hedy Mandeno, all of Blenheim. When the Cowan's retired in 1989, the Mandeno's took over as full owners of the store. With no commissioned sales staff; a rarity in it's time;, Maurice and Hedy continued to build a growing clientele by offering a great selection of brand name clothing and accessories. 

After 38 years of endless advice on colors, styles and fits, Maurice and Hedy decided retirement was going to be their next step in life. In March 2012, Don and Nancy Gilbert purchased Ford and McIntyre Men's Wear. Working as a team in the store, Don and Nancy introduced the next level of fashion and design into the community. They brought in clothing with influences of European design and fashion while maintaining a focus on Canadian made and sourced products for the next decade. 

Current owners, Mike Russelo and Karyn Roesch, of Blenheim, purchased Ford and McIntyre Men's Wear in August 2021. Mike and Karyn understand the importance of small businesses within their community, and with their sons at their sides, are proud to continue over a half century of men's fashion and customer service traditions at Ford and McIntyre's Men's Wear in Blenheim, Ontario. Over the decades, Ford and McIntyre has built a strong reputation for a level of customer service, which can only be found in rural, small towns, and a standard for quality fashions second to none within Chatham-Kent. This combination of service and quality unique products draws clientele to Blenheim from all over Southwestern Ontario.  Mike and Karyn will continue to offer the high quality, unique products for which Ford and McIntyre Men's Wear has become known for, while focusing on Canadian made products with International flair and modern designs. 

 

"Downtown Fashion, Small Town Service"