Next thing yeh gotta know - braidin'. Oi, quit yuir snickerin', yeh lot in th' back row. Braids dinnae be just for the lasses, yeh know. They be a further sign about yuirself - a lad what takes th' time tae braid his beard, well, that be a lad who's patient an' focused. Mind yeh, yeh dinnae have tae braid yuir beard, but if yeh do, there not be many oot there t'would look down on yeh for it.
If yeh are lucky enough tae have a good many years behind yeh an' grow a long enough beard, yeh are almost expected tae braid, if only so's yeh dinnae trip over yuir own beard as yeh walk. An elder dwarf wi' many braids in his beard, aye, that's one yeh had damn well best listen to, on account o' him havin' a lot or years worth o' wisdom tae give.
Also, for those of yeh workin' in th' forge an' smith, braidin' be kinda a safety measure. It be far easier tae tuck a few braids behind yuir workman's apron than tae try workin' around all that hot steel an' glowin' coals an' not set yuir beard afire. S'just common sense, after all.