Why Buy and Wear Vintage?

Why do you do it, readers?
There are many different reasons to buy and wear vintage clothing. It’s often less expensive than buying new clothes, with tailored and handmade pieces from the past selling for a fraction of what it might cost new at a department store today. Plus, given how cyclical fashion is and that everything will come back into fashion at one time or another, it can be pretty easy to keep up on today’s trends by wearing clothes from past decades. The thought of wearing something more unique and possibly one of a kind comes to mind.
Perhaps, with everybody and their mother “going green,” you simply like the idea of reusing everything, including clothing, and reducing your carbon footprint. Are you a “thrill of the chase” kind of shopper? Shopping at a big-time clothing store or chain can be daunting, sorting through racks of cookie cutter clothes. But finding a one of a kind gem on the rack at your local thrift shop? That’s something to brag about! Maybe you even see vintage as an investment, and collect rare vintage pieces?
Why do you wear vintage clothing?