h(y)r collective magazine

A few weeks ago I got an email from a guy named Ryan telling me about this new online magazine he started called h(y)r collective. Basically it covers a lot of up and coming menswear, sneakers, bike related things, hell, anything these guys are passionate about. Now honestly, I wasn’t so hot on this second issue, it just didn’t do it for me. But then I got another email telling me that they ALREADY released their third issue, which totally shocked me.

So I checked it out, and WOW. They basically made this drastic jump from okay to awesome. This issue features 5 interviews with people like Jesar Gabino, designer for United Front and co-owner of Nomad, as well as in depth look at purveyors of fine leather objects, Tanner Goods. They also interviewed these guys who run a label called Our Legacy which I hadn’t heard of before. The interview is strong and I really loved the photos that were attached to it as well. There’s also two more features, music reviews, product reviews, a photo shoot and two blogs to sort through.

These guys definitely have a passion and it truly shows. Definitely keep an eye out on these h(y)r kids, they’re gonna be big.


8 Comments h(y)r collective magazine

  1. Mat July 3, 2008 at 1:43 AM

    Hmm. I’ve been dipping in and out of this site as well for a month – not that impressed, unfortunately. Most of their info is an amalgamation of Honeyee, Hypebeast, High Snobiety and various others. Seems to me they’re coming across a bit fan-boy like. It would also pay to have a proofreader – not knowing the difference between ‘their’ and ‘there’ is a tad…unprofessional.

  2. Kris July 3, 2008 at 2:50 PM

    Mat couldn’t have said it better. There are thousands of people who want to write/blog THEIR way to fame that have an excellent foundation in the English language. The flashwork is impressive, and some of the o.p. pieces are well thought out, but I find the writing of the “editor in chief” to be somewhat of a grind to get through. Anyone can conduct a print interview, with incorrectly phrased sentences, if they bark up enough trees.

  3. Bobby July 3, 2008 at 5:10 PM

    BUT! Have either of you done what they’ve accomplished so far? This blog started out with me wishing my grandma a happy birthday, hahaha…

  4. nofutureface July 3, 2008 at 5:49 PM

    two articles from my hometown right off the bat!! a magazine and a photographer from vancouver, nice work!

    great blog by the way, imma big fan of the wallpaper project….


  5. Ryan July 3, 2008 at 10:12 PM

    Anyone CAN do what we are doing, but who is? Nobody is saying the website is a perfect example of editorial work, but it is on the right track. It’s been live for 2.5 months, it’s a learning process. It’s a lot of work for 1.5 people to put together, sometimes grammatical editing slips through the cracks. I’ll try to make the writing a little easier to get through in the future for you Kris.

  6. Mat July 4, 2008 at 1:40 AM

    Of course, the production of ANY site like h(y)r takes some talent and effort – I didn’t suggest otherwise. To argue that I can’t criticise a site because I’m not running one myself is weak, it’s online and is trying to demand discerning readership! Therefore it’s fair game for crit, otherwise how does anyone learn and improve? Perhaps the main issue here is that IS being run by 1.5 people and could use more varied input/editing – obviously this is the idea for the future.

    All I’m saying is that there are a LOT of similar sites on the radar and you’ve got to shout very loud to get that attention as people’s time is finite. I hope you do well; I’ll be popping by to check h(y)r’s evolution – but be open to comments, you want user interaction and so do advertisers!

    Bobby – part of the charm of this site is the fact that you DID start up wishing your Nan Happy Birthday! That charm prevails..

  7. Ryan July 4, 2008 at 11:43 AM

    I do appreciate the honest comments Matt, it is obviously open for criticism. I didn’t mean to sound all defensive, but I can’t help it, it’s my baby. We are working on ways to differentiate the website as well.

  8. tipere July 7, 2008 at 9:01 AM

    Bike snob NY would have a feast on this publication. First Vancouver, second, high tops, third single speed… Hipster galore. I don’t mind, I just find the line very thin… Some redemption on the blog talking about tour de france but mentionning it is the only real worthwhile race when one has seen Roubaix and flounders up close is a really really off thing to say… Anyways, I have a bike tattoo on my back, 11 bikes so I`m probably the worst bitch… just wanted to make sure we move forward not back… Right now my singlespeed is in the attic to make space to the service bike (you know the one that I can strap a case of beer, four kids and a flat pack module too?) that’s the shiats now boys and girls…

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