Among a crowd of Aeropostale, Hollister, and Abercrombie there is Ethan Cass (11) in the distance, standing out in his suit and top hat, riding his bike whether it be his motorbike or his penny farthing.
His fashion is often referred to as unique and reflects his passion for antiques.
“I would say that the way I dress can be portrayed as 1800’s style with my vintage suits,” said Cass.
During the fall Cass plays the trombone making him a part of the backbone of the band during marching band season. Besides band, Cass spends his spare time assembling various models of trains, tanks, and planes.
“Building models are something that I enjoy doing and it’s fascinating how you can turn pieces into something whole,” said Cass.
Along the streets of Hermann lies several antique stores that feature dealers with different taste for everyone. Within those stores, Ethan has developed a regular relationship with the antique dealers.
“Out of all the antique stores in Hermann, the Hermann Attic Antique Mall owned by Scott Bringhurst is one of my favorites,” said Cass.
After Cass’s younger brother graduates, he plans to move to Hawaii with his family. In Hawaii he plans to veer toward the welding field to become a welder.
“I don’t strive to stand out from everyone else I'm just who I am nothing more or less,” said Cass.