Although large Beards were not favoured by ladies, yet a well dressed one was less objectionable. A modern work (without giving any authority) mentions that a fine black whisker elegantly turned up was a mark of dignity with the fair sex.
John Adey Repton, Some Account of the Beard and the Moustachio
This interesting little history of the beard and the “moustachio” offers some tips for the well-dressed whisker. All I have to say is that #12 is a mighty fine muzzle mane.