If you love binge-watching great TV series, this may well be a familiar face to you already: Michael Malarkey is probably best known for his portrayal of Lorenzo "Enzo" St. John in the hit American supernatural series, the Vampire Diaries. He made his debut in season five, before coming back in a recurring role in season six and popping back up right through to the final season, eight. Born in Beirut, Lebanon, with a mix of American, Arabic and Italian heritage, Michael’s got just the look that’s required to bring across that brooding mystique that helped to make the show such a huge success.
And it looks as though he’s pretty good at working the bad-boy trend that 883 Police has cultivated over the years, too. We’ve spotted him recently wearing one of our jackets, tapping into that Americana/urban hybrid touch that the most sartorially savvy celebrities are favouring these days. Given that Michael spent a fair few of his formative years in Yellow Springs, Ohio before moving to London in 2006 to study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, it’s no surprise that the US-meets-UK 883 Police collection is making an appearance in his wardrobe.
Michael secured his spot on the Vampire Diaries after impressing in a series of short films, including the TV feature film Impirisio. He also spent many years treading the boards in London, including an impressive portrayal of Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby at Wilton’s Music Hall in London. Prior to that, Michael appeared as the King himself, Elvis Presley, in the famed Million Dollar Quartet musical at the Noël Coward Theatre in the West End. But it’s not just about acting; his musical prowess is worthy of a lot of attention, too. Michael released his debut EP Feed the Flames in 2014, followed by Knots in 2015. Definitely worth checking out on Spotify.
If you’re feeling like your wardrobe could do with a little updating for the new season, head to the 883 Police online store where you can stock up on key streetwear pieces including joggers, hoodies, jackets and jeans. Our sale section is packed to the brim with unmissable deals, and you’ll also enjoy free delivery if you spend more than £50. So it’s a great time to reinvent your capsule collection with some fresh updates to core wardrobe pieces.