Fans of Toro rejoice: the remains of the men’s magazine have risen from the ashes for one last hurrah.
The news of their death just over a week ago was made all the more cruel with the information that the completed March 2007 issue featuring Hayden Christensen, due to be released tomorrow, would not be distributed. Luckily, the staff have decided to release that final issue on their website today — all 68 pages, conveniently trimmed of most ads. So far, we’ve gotta say that it’s a pretty terrific read: some of the high points are their interview and photo shoot with Christensen, a look at the best vacations, pretty much all of their intro section “Ringside,” and their extensive and beautifully-photographed fourteen-page style guide (an appropriate bookend for the mag’s too-short lifespan, as they’re literally going out in style).
It’s a bittersweet present, no doubt, but one that we’re incredibly grateful to the Toro staff for giving us.
Download the March 2007 issue of Toro (19 MB .PDF).
Collage of past covers from Toro’s site.