My boyfriend recently took up that hairstyle. Some days I just think to myself, "bro bro bro bro bro." Those days I kind of want to just grab the clippers and make it disappear. Haha. On the good days, I'm a fan. They can work pretty dang well! That's such an inconclusive answer... Sorry.
I think men's hair down and at it's natural state is the best. Maybe that's just my personal taste though. I mean if its up and forward, doesn't that mean you used gel or wax of one sort? I like touching men's hair and it feels nicer down and soft than up and stiff. You know?
But if you like it up then do whatever suits you best c: