Many people ask questions about clothes, This article on the Internet is well written and easy to understand:) Share with friends who want to learn about vintage! The full text is taken from the website "古着FURUGI" furugitw .weebly .com / What is vintage? The word "古着" comes from the Japanese "ふるぎ" (FURUGI), However, there are different opinions on the definition of ancient books, which can be roughly divided into two explanations: Ancient, English: old clothes, secondhand clothing. "Ancient clothes" is not equivalent to the concept of second-hand clothes. Not every second-hand clothes can be called "ancient clothes". "Ancient books" are things that have a real age but are no longer produced. No matter the fabric used, the tailoring of the details and even the purpose of these costumes are the epitome of that era. These costumes are very rare because of the traditional craftsmanship that disappeared in the era that cannot be returned, so they have special value. There are probably two kinds of people who will buy: One is the pure ancient fascination that likes nostalgia. They wear the feeling and culture of the time. There are relatively few people of this kind, and most of them are crazy fans. They know that good things are bought for one less, so the clothes they buy are usually hidden and not put out for circulation. . There is also the old MⅨ style, which has been speculated abroad for many years and gradually has a mainstream trend, is actually the concept of super mashup. The alternative trendy people (mostly artistic workers) who have extremely high requirements for styling, they are no longer satisfied with the new styles that everyone can buy now on the market to make various combinations, they want only their own style , To have your own taste. Those vintages that are rare in quantity, have special styles and unique cultural charm are naturally the best choice, and quite a lot of models can be found in related media such as magazines and the Internet. These clothes have a strong retro and classic taste, because they are trendy products produced in the past, it may be ten years ago, twenty years ago or even longer. The concept of second-hand clothing is different. Any clothes taken off by a person can be called second-hand clothing. This is collectively called second hand. Generally they are still in production now, and there are also new products on the market. Second-hand clothing is divided into two categories: one is used, which is second-hand. It accounts for 70% of second-hand clothing. It is called used abroad, which is relatively cheap and the source is mostly donations. There is also a new category that has been bought and has not been used before. It accounts for about 30% of second-hand clothing, such as those that are unsuitable and unused after they are bought. There are also many specialized second-hand stores abroad, but they are completely two types of stores and vintage stores. The rise of "ancient" culture was in post-war Japan, because a large number of military supplies (including a large amount of clothing) were left behind, and the attitude of worship to the United States and Western countries at the same time, the slowly developing cycle reuse model, fits Young people emphasize the unique trend of psychology, and the craze of "old fashion" that has not declined to this day. And Wikipedia's explanation is as follows: Vintage, popular in Japan, refers to clothing bought in the second-hand market, which is more popular among young people. Japan’s earliest vintage was designed to reprocess old clothes and convert them into fibers to produce clothing products in an era when clothes fibers were scarce. However, nowadays Japanese vintage clothing mainly focuses on clothing imported from the United States. The price is only about one-tenth of the original price. However, according to the brand, style, color and various reasons, jeans worth millions of yen also exist in the market. Japan's more famous vintage areas are in Shibuya, Harajuku, Machida and other places in Tokyo. There are also many vintage shops in the American Village in the Kansai region. Vintage clothes have great charm in terms of price, but for young people who pursue fashion, vintage clothes are a kind of culture. -Taken from Wikipedia "Ancient Books" Moderator Sui Sui Nian: After reading the above two articles, it seems that the meaning is a bit different and profound? In fact, although I have been fond of vintage for a long time, I still don't fully understand the meaning of vintage as a superficial person, but I was born in Japan and spent a year in Japan, and my understanding of vintage is a bit mixed. In Japan, where the term "old work" comes from, the general definition of vintage is: as long as you wear it, it is called vintage, regardless of its value. And the one with history and value in the ancient works is called "ビンテージ" (Vintage). Vintage was around the 30s to 80s, and every age had something that was popular at that time. The popularity of each age that was later recognized was snapped up by people in the fashion industry, so the value will increase. And things that will not increase in value will not increase after a long time, called Regular, which I think is what we call second-hand. in conclusion: The second-hand new products that are worn by people or not worn once are called "vintage", and there are "Regular" (second-hand clothing) and "Vintage" (retro clothing) in vintage. Some people look at the cheapness of old books, and some look at the special ones. Therefore, in many Japanese vintage stores, you will see vintage and famous brand vintages (ブランド古着), popular brands or boutiques are famous brand vintages, and there are often many second-hand new products (the seasonal models and hang tags are not cut There are both), and there are also vintage shops (ex: Jumble Store.RAGTAG, etc.) that mainly purchase famous vintages. The term vintage is very broad in Japan, but when it comes to vintage, there is still a certain retro imagination. As stated in the Wiki, ancient books are a kind of culture. I think that instead of discussing so much to define and discuss the term "vintage," I think it's better to pass the vintage out of its culture according to my own definition, and it's the most important thing to wear out myself.