1. having an attractive, well-proportioned, and imposing appearance suggestive of health and strength; good-looking: a handsome man; a handsome woman www.dictionary.com
I take the word to mean someone who is genuinely sanguine in their appearance. Someone who has a natural allure and needs no cosmetic ' improvement. ' To be handsome in mine eyes is to have a wonderful spirit that is being channeled through a dignified, gentleman-like vessel.
It's funny that this thread comes up, for I have gotten into the habit of referring to a young man on this site - to his chagrin - as " handsome " because he serves as an exemplar specimen of such a wonderful word.