Are you using Layrite Super Hold or the regular? I have a super crisp side part, with a tight taper down low, but longer in front so I get that Flip, slight pomp. I have been using petroeum based products to get a nice lasting shine, but wanting to give my hair a break and try something different. I see Belmonts pics on Instagram all the time, they also do some nice razor shave parts as well where they shave in the part. I tried Suavecito, but it just did not seem to have enough hold.
i get mine cut at Joes Barber shop in logan square, they do straight razor shaves and specialize in pomps basically, and get my pomade from there or at Broken Cherry right down the street. Ive tried Suavacito firme, and its WAY to much for my thin hair. it hardens to fast and wont style at all, but the regular is awesome. I do a side part with a small pomp, sides down to a 2 or 3 and length on top to about the tip of my nose.