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The Darling

Beards were generally been out for British military men in the 1800s: civilians might have worn them as badges of masculinity, but in the army they were perhaps a bit too close to indiscipline for comfort.

The Darling
The Darling

Moustaches seem to have been acceptable though and were cultivated in various styles. The Darling forms a lush, inverted crescent around the upper lip. If it could speak it would probably have the gravelly timbre of a gruff, gouty squire.