Outer Armor: RJ Rogenski

Outer Armor: RJ Rogenski

Suited up in their best outerwear, from furs to black leather, these superstar models are ready to brave the elements.

Suited up in their best outerwear, from furs to black leather, these superstar models are ready to brave the elements.

Photography: Chris Colls

Styling: Elissa Santisi

This spread appears in the pages of VMAN40: The New Vanguard Issue, on newsstands now! Order your copy today at shop.vmagazine.com!

This Youngstown, Ohio native's big break came in 2003 when, after Lisa DiRuocco at IMG picked up his card, he became the face of Dior Homme's Higher Energy fragrance, shot by Bruce Weber. That year, Richard Burbridge shot the first in a long-term series, published in VMAN38, showing Rogenski every seven years from age 21 onward. A photographer himself, Rogenski captured Tyson Ballou in a nature-themed shoot for VMAN40–true to his grooming tip to keep it "au naturel."

RJ WEAR COAT MICHAEL KORS
Credits: HAIR ESTHER LANGHAM (ART + COMMERCE), GROOMING YUMI LEE (STREETERS), MODEL RJ ROGENSKI (IMG), PRODUCTION PHOEBE COLE, CARLY LOUISON (SERLIN ASSOCIATES), DIGITAL TECHNICIAN JEANINE ROBINSON, PHOTO ASSISTANT DANIIL ZAIKIN, STYLIST ASSISTANT TARYN BENSKY, HAIR ASSISTANT GABE JENKINS, GROOMING ASSISTANTS LISA CAMPOS, TAKAHIRO OKADA, PRODUCTION ASSISTANT LIZ FAIRLEIGH

UP NEXT

Outer Armor: Brad Kroenig