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Under the Hood: Bill Sack

November 4th, 2009 by Nick

Pictured – Bill Sack, of fine men’s clothing shop Craft LA, in his 1957 Chevy 3100 stepside pickup.

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WHY DID YOU GET INVOLVED WITH CRAFT AND WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR IT?

Nobody was doing a workwear presentation properly in my mind.  It was all too costumey.  Pete and I wanted to do a Japanese-Americana workwear aesthetic but make it look real, and wearable.

WHAT’S THE STORY WITH SCORING THE TRUCK? YOU FIND IT IN A BARN? HOLD SOMEONE UP FOR IT?

I acquired the truck from a former employer.  It had been the shop truck for a denim brand, to remain nameless….

IF YOU WEREN’T DRIVING THIS YOU’D BE DRIVING…

I’d love an early 50′s coupe, or an early 60′s Cadillac.

YOU HAVE ANY PLANS FOR THE TRUCK, OR ARE YOU SATISFIED WITH IT? I KNOW I AM.

In the immediate future I’m planning on having the rims shot flat maroon, and new piecrust whitewalls put on it.  I’d love to put a little stereo in it too, but would hide everything in the glove box etc. . . I really like the interior looking completely stock.

WHAT ARE YOUR FEELINGS ABOUT LA AND CARS? WHAT DO YOU LOVE? HATE?

I moved out to California 5 years ago from the East Coast.  I was amazed to see how many classic cars are out on the street out here!  Its just something you don’t see nearly as much in the nastier climate of New England.  I had always been a lover of classic cars, but moving to LA really made my dream of being an owner much closer at hand.  I’m like a kid in a candy store in L.A. for car scenes: The lowriders, the hot rods, the muscle cars…. there’s just so much of it available to us.  We’re really spoiled.

IF YOU HAD TO DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE TO SOMEONE THAT’S NEVER SEEN YOU BEFORE, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?

Classically rugged American.

Nick Maggio

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