He may have made his place in Regency history due to his fashion sense, but without the hygiene, I doubt it would have mattered what he wore.
Unable to sustain the lifestyle that he so loved, Beau spent time in a debtor's prison, and his later years were plagued with illness. I wish life had been kinder to him, and he had been kinder to others.
Perhaps his perfect clothing and his criticisms of others helped him gain popularity, but his insults of others and his expenditures led to his downfall.
But Regency history wouldn't be the same to me without the thought of clean cravats, warm water and elegant clothing.