I love John Allan's Blu Modern Pomade.
Yardley Gentleman's Brilliantine is great, and their Lavender is also wonderful. I had been using a very small label product called 1940's Big Band Brilliantine, but I just ran out, and find that their webpage has disappeared so they appear to have gone out of business. I have found a new maker called Dapper Man Pomade, which has the absolutely best graphics for their product, which they say is based on a 1930s formula. I just bought two tins of the Dapper Man and hope it is truly great stuff.
I am a sucker for the look of the 1930s. Will report back.
If you can get the John Allan's it is great and the Yardley products are fantastic as well. I know you can get all of them on line, and if you are in Chicago, the Macy's has an inhouse pharmacy with a lot of old world hard to find products and they carry the Yardley Brilliantines. That's where I get it when I am there.
Enjoy this the greatest way to keep your hair looking great with that control that is impossible to achieve with gels or sprays.