I'm somewhat new, and I've never found RLPL at a thrift store, but I'll go out on a limb here and say that you made a mistake. Even for five bucks. I've done the same thing with high-end labels, none of which fit, and always regretted it. A hole is a hole is a hole--if you paid to fix it, you'd be into it for fifty bucks, easily, then in the position of having to find someone who a, knows and appreciates Purple Label and, b, knowing that, would still buy an orphan. That's a tall order. I wouldn't wear an orphan no matter who made it, although some might. Tough to walk away, I know, but walk away you should: The odds are better on a $5 Harris Tweed, regardless of maker, with no holes.