I don't rightly remember how, but I recently stumbled across an article on a mens fashion site about the current (apparently) "it" haircut for men, referred to as the "short quiff". Highlights from this article include the following:
This year, the short quiff hairstyle has evolved from being a runway haircut seen on male models to the trending haircut. Perhaps its the enduring appeal of shows like Mad Men, but it seems men’s hairstyle trends for 2013 are focused on a refined look, channeling a modern urban gentleman.
The short quiff requires more hair on the top than the sides and back. The key to a good short quiff hairstyle is to strike a balance between the volume at the top and the shortness on the side and back.
The short quiff hairstyle demands the sides and back of your hair be cut short. Whether they are clipped or shaved depends entirely on your desires – it’s best to discuss this with your hairstylist because they’ll know what works for you.
Funny, for over twenty years I've been visiting the same barber shop. I leave my hair longer on top, short at the sides, parted on the left. Guess I've been "trending now" for a long time after all. The conversation goes something like this:
Barber "How you doing? The Usual?"
Me "Yeah, just clean up the back and sides, a little off the top."
If Don Draper were a real person, I bet his instructions to the barber would have been much the same.