You wouldn't know it now, but just a few years ago Spencer Nikosey had no clue how to sew a stitch. Trained to draw in art school, it was during a fieldtrip to the American Military Museum that he spotted a truck tarp that became the catalyst for a career change—and the purchase of an industrial sewing machine.
“I talked the museum curator into letting me have a tarp,” says Spencer. “It was dirty, heavy and had spiders in it, but I hosed it down and cut it up then I sat down and taught myself to sew. I still have that first bag.”
That everlasting quality is present in every one of KillSpencer’s made-in-LA bags, most constructed from historical fabrics like U.S. Air Force issue parachutes and Korean War era twill.
“These materials are waterproof and virtually indestructible,” explains Spencer. “They’re ‘have it forever’ bags.”