Luke Tyler Rosenstein


Name: Luke Tyler Rosenstein




Age: 19

Title: Men’s Designer, R&R Surplus

Married/Single: Single

Kids: No

City you live in: Tempe, Arizona

A typical day in my life includes….

an intense workout, exploring new ideas/concepts/designs for the R&R Surplus Men’s collection, a visit to my flagship R&R Surplus shop at Uptown Plaza topped off with a bartending shift at the family biz… The Duce.

I was born…

in Chicago and moved to Arizona when I was four. I still consider Chi town home!

My favorite thing(s) about Arizona

best weather in the world, great people, very much of a Chicago vibe.

I’m listening to…

Russ Diemon, a very cool up and coming artist, mixed in with some of the old classics.

My family…

is the epitome of trend setting and entrepreneurial spirit. Our concepts are always “organic” and geared toward authenticity, simplicity and innovation. We are a very close knit fun bunch/team!

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be…

hands down Joe Maddon, Manager of the world champion Cubbies!

One thing I cannot live without…

regular visits/quality time with my dogs, Ozzie and Lou and cats, Starsky and Hutch.

When I was younger, I wanted to be…

to a professional baseball player.

I’m inspired by…

creative entrepreneurs who have not only great vision but the courage and ambition to pursue their dreams and ideas.

The one person who motivates me is…

I’m surrounded by lots of very successful, inspirational, motivational people but I pride myself in being a self-starter and motivate myself.

If I could change anything in the world, it would be…

ironically I’d like to see people put less value on “material” (ironic because “materials” are what make my designs so unique) and more emphasis on humanitarian and environmental well being.

The perfect day would be…

to start at the gym, next head over to my R&R Surplus design studio and then, when she’s in town, an evening with my girlfriend who attends Tulane University.   

My first job was…

a bar back at The Duce at the age of 17 where I learned the service business from the ground up.

My favorite escape…

is our family summer house on Lake Michigan…water skiing, jet skiing, swimming, and chilling with all of my favorite people.

My life…

my mom & dad have taught me to “live for today but plan for tomorrow.” I treat every day like a gift so believe that’s why it’s called “the present.”

I’m currently working on…

the final stages of the R&R Surplus Men’s Fall 2017 collection which I’ll be introducing in Las Vegas & NY in February.


go with my gut.


be influenced by cocky/materialistic wannabe’s.

Favorite quote

Joe Maddon referencing Tom Clancy’s CIA spy books, “embrace the target.”

Biggest Dream…

is to become the next great men’s designer known for capturing a cool, rugged and authentic lifestyle and point of view.

Pet peeves…

animal cruelty, dishonesty and phoniness!

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