The hardest part about being frugal is not caring what other people think.
I bought a coat at Value Village for $5. I assume it was priced low because it had a rip in the back, since it’s an otherwise amazing jacket that packs down small. I’m not good with sewing but I’m really good at duct taping things. So I taped the hole closed with waterproof duct tape. That was 2 years ago and it’s still going strong.
Since the hole is in the back, I usually forget about it anyway. I probably saved myself $50 – $75 compared to buying a comprable coat new.