Holly And The Ivy: Retro Rocker Nick Waterhouse

The June issue of GQ, while also including Justin Bieber, devotes a full-page profile to Nick Waterhouse, a Southern California singer and guitarist who takes his music clues from Buddy Holly and songwriters Leiber and Stoller.

As for his style clues, Waterhouse has this to say:

When I was younger, I read that Miles Davis wore Brooks Brothers shirts. He looked so subversive that I went out and bought one. Later I got a job there, totally for the discount. The best place to buy their stuff, though, is at Salvation Army. Old men die and their fifty Brooks Brothers shirts sell for ninety-nine cents apiece.

What does he sound like? Press play to find out:

Finally, yes we’ve used that headline before. — CC

7 Comments on "Holly And The Ivy: Retro Rocker Nick Waterhouse"

  1. That cat has style!

  2. Chris Sharp | May 21, 2012 at 11:26 am |

    I like his sound. Everyone notice that the second video seems to be a bit of an homage to the grind house.

  3. Vittorio Affanculo | May 21, 2012 at 12:44 pm |

    Buddy Holly? What the hell are you on about?

  4. If only the Salvation Army were that cheap

  5. I’ve always had a sense of pride about my spreading the ivy look to the local hobo community.

  6. Ralflorins | May 21, 2012 at 8:40 pm |

    Subdivisions of The Look:

    Trad
    Ivy League
    Preppy
    Salvation Army aka Hobo

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