Argentinian Model Nicolas Malleville Really Knows His Vintage

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We’ve been fans of Tales of Endearment by Natalie Joos since the blog’s inception, but her latest style story has us really hooked. For her first male feature, she snapped Nicolas Malleville, a six-foot-two Argentinian model, hotelier, and perfumery owner who lives in Mexico. He also owns a hefty amount of covetable vintage ware, much of which he acquired when he lived in Brooklyn. The vintage Balenciaga striped shirt above is our favorite, but read on to see a few more of his antiquated treasures.

image Vintage YSL jacket and Dickies trousers.

Malleville isn’t simply a fashion lover – he’s something of a vintage historian, who casually drops impressive sartorial knowledge during his interview with Joos. On the colonial style that most Argentinians favor (hello Marino Muñoz), he explains, “It’s because people like Christian Dior allowed their brands to be licensed there. Argentina was a bubble in the ’70s. Until 1983 the military government did not allow any import or export. Designers set up shop there and sent us all the leftovers.”

image Malleville’s grandfather’s Lee denim jacket, alpaca scarf and pre-Hermes leather bag (both 50 years old).

In addition to modeling with the likes of Kate Moss and running two successful businesses, he shares a stunning home with his wife Francesca and son Leon. He’s also good friends with former Paris Vogue EIC Carine Roitfeld’s daughter Julia Restoin and her boyfriend, model Robert Konjic, who actually gave Malleville two baby peacocks for his birthday. We want his life.

See the full story here.