After its revival by the critically acclaimed drama Mad Men in 2009, the classic slicked back hairstyle continues to become a favourite among the fashion-conscious.
My late grandfather was a fan of this hairstyle. Even though not having that much of hair left later in his life, he still wore the same hairdo everyday. I still vividly remember the silhouette of him standing in front of the washroom’s mirror every morning, styling his side-parted slicked-back with Brylcreem and a fine tooth comb.
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I loathed this hairstyle back when I was younger. I labeled it as “Old Men Hairstyle” because I thought it was so old-fashioned and unpopular in the mohawk and spiky-hair dominated culture in Malaysia.
But, I love this timeless classic now, and it’s very inspiring to see it appears on more and more men, especially on celebrities, runway and the fashionable men on the Internet.
Here’s a gallery of various slicked-back hairstyles. I hope it’ll inspire you.
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