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Dude, you couldn't have sounded more like the 6-month-ago-me.
The day came where I realized I work in a professional environment (albeit EVERYONE dresses like crap) and I still wear skate-style clothes like I started when I was 12..... So..... I decided it's time to grow up, happened to come across this thread randomly and ever since have worked on thrifting a new wardrobe. I am still messing up all the time, I have a few items that I can't seem to get rid of that I thought were great - like a EZ Blazer, or a 50/50 Wool Cashmere overcoat that are too big and just taking up space and money - but that being said, I am certainly making progress.
Just stick with it, read, read some more, and then keep reading - some of the best advice I was given here early was at least in the beginning - thrift only what you are SURE you will wear. Sometimes its so hard to follow that rule and you get sucked into buying something... but try your best to only get what fits you, and what you need - then when you learn prices and what you can flip go from there.
Advice from a newb to a newb. (Speaking of my screw-ups, I spent way more than I wanted on a messenger bag earlier today... Ill post it in a bit and we can see if I really did make a mistake, or its worhtwhile)
Alright folks, so I paid about $130 for this (Higher end consignment type store).... this is a keeper for myself as I needed a bag like this quite badly, the ultimate question, did I get ripped off :P
In the last picture, it appears to be an overnight/bathroom bag - insulated (maybe) lunch bag - and a camera case (I think that's what it is).
If anyone has any advice on reconditioning the leather or what I should do (Or just use it as is) I am all ears. I am really new with leather goods, so I'll take all the help I can get...
Here it is, tell me how I did: