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Sir Edmund Hillary

This past week saw the exit of one of our personal, favorite style icons. The storied New Zealand adventurer Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man to summit Mt. Everest, champion of the Nepalese people and Knight of the Most Nobel Order of the Garter, died at the respectable age of 88.

"Sir Ed" not only led a life of a committed explorer and philanthropist, but executed his expeditions with level of rugged, modest showmanship and grace »