The Combined

Content Creators. Cultural Curators.

Marcus Troy

Marcus Troy

Marcus Troy is a multi-faceted creative hailing from Montreal, QC Canada. He creates digital brand experiences through his blog Marcustroy.com, originally founded in 2008. Marcus has worked with an esteemed roster of clients on multiple creative projects. He is considered by many an influencer of his lifestyle who filters daily lifestyle choices into blog posts in his own unique ways, bringing you original product images, opinionated commentary and video blogs.

Nick J E

Nick J E

Nick served as an editor for the last 4 years at SlamxHype.com and is now serving as a West Coast correspondent/contributor for various publications, in addition to being one of the minds behind here at The Combined. Based in Southern California and Las Vegas, he currently works on special projects with brands such as Oakley, Element Skateboards (Emerald line) and Heel Bruise. Nick is also the co-curator of the “Under the Radar” photo exhibitions, which showcases amazing talent from the world of street culture and skateboarding. In his spare time, he enjoys Call of Duty on PS3 and taking photos, which you can find here on The Combined or his Tumblr.

L Ruano

L Ruano

Luis Ruano is best known as the Senior Editor for leading, Hong Kong-based digital magazine, Hypebeast.com, where he's held down its North American division for the past 4 years. A product of Berkeley, California, the current Bay Area resident has contributed to the streetwear lifestyle through countless editorials, interviews and features via the web. In addition to Hypebeast, L works with various clothing and accessory companies on branding projects, consulting, photography and creative direction. Since 2009, he has held the role of contributing writer for Parisian publication All Gone. Luis can be followed through his Twitter, Tumblr and personal blog.

Paul Chin

Paul Chin

Paul Chin was born and raised in Queens, New York and still resides where fashion reigns king. Picking up his first DSLR back in 2006, he integrated his devotion for both footwear and photography, which ultimately inceptionized his first blog under the name "Lavishlives". Since its rebirth back in August of 2011, Paul has revamped his blog with new inspirations and name, Lavish-Livez.com and has worked with phenomenal labels to review, collaborate and introduce goods to his following around the globe. In consummation Paul wants to compose and photograph like no other, truly becoming a maverick in the blogosphere.