Just discovered Wabi-sabi, a “Japanese world view or aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection” by first reading about it on the blog The Art of Vintage Leather Jackets, and then on Wikipedia: “[Wabi-sabi] nurtures all that is authentic by acknowledging three simple realities: nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect.”… “Wabi now connotes rustic simplicity, freshness or quietness, and can be applied to both natural and human-made objects, or understated elegance. It can also refer to quirks and anomalies arising from the process of construction, which add uniqueness and elegance to the object. Sabi is beauty or serenity that comes with age, when the life of the object and its impermanence are evidenced in its patina and wear, or in any visible repairs.”
That statement pretty much sums up our view toward beauty in regards to fashion; items that have age, wear, and mistakes are so much more beautiful than their newly factory made, perfect counterparts. I never knew there was a term for this aesthetic, until now… Yay for vintage fashion with history and life! Yay for Wabi-sabi!