Massillon’s antique collector opens Akron’s refinement shop

Turns out your parents were great.

This applies to their parents and grandparents as well.

Although you may sway from the clothes they were wearing back in the day, there is a growing audience of collectors and fashionistas who appreciate the clothes that once adorned a hanger at Kmart or a rack for those fancy pants they shopped at Polsky’s.

Aaron Gascon, owner of Modern Traditions Co. , sorts vintage clothes before a customer arrives at his showroom at the Bounce Innovation Hub in Akron.

Aaron Gascon is one of those vintage clothes nuts.

What started as a hobby of wandering through flea markets, garage sales, estate sales, and thrift stores for unusual and lovable clothes and other quirky things, has turned into a full-time endeavor.

This compilation began in his childhood growing up in New Philadelphia and continued into his teens, now coming of age as he filled cupboards wherever he called home, whether it was Akron in Highland Square or in Massillon, where he now hangs his old ball cap.

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