The vintage Brylcreem slick can come off as a little costume-party. But this modern mens style version, with cropped sides and no part, is every bit as clean and masculine as its predecessor – a way to nod to the past without living in it. Leonardo DiCaprio made it his go-to red-carpet look, while Adam Levine traded his signature faux-hawk for a comb and some product and landed People’s Sexiest Man Alive cover. Results will vary, of course, but here’s how to get the look. The current trend is for shorter-on-the-sides, longer-on-the-top cuts that are classic and elegant while still being modern and edgy. Throw a little product in there for some hold and some shine, and you’ve got a clean, masculine, sexy, versatile look. For inspiration, we’ve put together a gallery of 15 Best Slicked Back Hairstyles for Men that stand head and shoulders above the rest.