Founder and Designer Skip Pas
Biography for Founder, Owner, and Designer of West Coast Leather Skip Pas
Linkedin: Skip (Stanley Pas) Pas | LinkedIn
Skip is well known in the fashion industry for his great salesmanship, great management skills, and creative skills. He offers leather clothing styles that are timeless and also cutting edge. Not just known for his designs, he is also known for his ability to style and tailor clothes so that the final result is completely custom and made perfectly for his clients. Below is some background on how he started in the fashion industry and grew the West Coast Leather brand to what it is today.
Skip and a model wearing the Corset Jacket.
- Fashion Designer
- Corporate, Retail Sales
- Customer Relations
- Marketing Manager / Social Media
- Product Development
- Financial Planning and Business Development
- Retail & Wholesale Consulting
- Product Development Director for Wholesale Brand
- Social Media Marketing via Fashion Editorial Content Creator
Skip also writes the Doctor Leather Blog on the West Coast Leather website. Link to the blog is here: Doctor Leather Blog – West Coast Leather
Chief Operating Officer, 06/2003 to Present
West Coast Leather, LLC – San Francisco, California
As Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director, Skip oversees the day-to-day operations of the flagship store in the Marina District, which includes sales, customer relations, marketing strategy, profit and loss analysis, business operations, internet sales, social media blogs and postings, as well as managing a mailing list in excess of 100,000 clients. He was commissioned to make two jackets for former Playmate of the Year Jenny McCarthy and a custom jacket for Victoria Fuller, who was Playmate of the Month in January of 1996, to promote Generation Rescue, which Jenny McCarthy founded to help other parents of autistic children. For the charity Wounded Warrior, West Coast Leather also produced two jackets for the Shannon Twins, who are also Playboy Playmates. West Coast Leather outfits stars for music, television, major motion pictures, sports, high fashion magazines, and our clothing has appeared on many covers. We recently were awarded the “California Made, California Proud” designation, further signifying the high quality of the brand.
Board of Directors, 10/2022 to Present
Union Street Association – San Francisco, California
Skip was nominated and elected to a board position for the Union Street Association. Union Street has been one of San Francisco's top visitor destinations since the 1950’s. He is very active in the business community as a retailer to further the safety, cleanliness, neighborhood events, and community of Union Street and its surrounding Cow Hollow neighborhood, which is consistently named among the top 5 best neighborhoods in the nation for young adults to live in.
General Sales Manager, 09/1985 to 05/2003
North Beach Leather – San Francisco, CA
General Sales Manager in Chicago, Illinois. Number one in sales company-wide for ten consecutive years. Promoted to National General Manager and oversaw all eleven North Beach Leather locations. While he was General Manager, sales increased to $25 million annually for a 10-year period. He consistently hit his sales goals with high ROI profitability. As General Sales Manager, he worked with the high-profile celebrity clients and coordinated large corporate events.
General Manager, 05/1983 to 08/1985
3J Enterprises – Chicago, Illinois
General Manager and Beverage Director for a management company that owned Mike Ditka's Restaurant and Nightclub, Faces Nightclub and Jukebox Saturday Night nightclub in downtown Chicago. He was responsible for daily operations as well as staffing, bar and kitchen management. He also hosted and emceed corporate events. He increased sales and profits for the company during his tenure.
Store Manager, 08/1981 to 05/1983
Pacific Stereo – Chicago, Illinois
Managed daily operations of a retail store with personal sales in excess of $3 million per year.
Skip putting clips on model Torunn during a photoshoot with photographer Ed Jay. Model is wearing the Black Stretch Biker Jacket.
Joe Crane, model Torunn, and Skip Pas during a photoshoot with photographer Ed Jay. Model is wearing the Classic Bustier and Patent Leather 22" Skirt.
Skip Pas during a photoshoot with photographer Ed Jay. Models wearing West Coast Leather.