Paul Duffour

These Anne et Valentin frames lend a smart and elegant look to sartorially-inclined individuals like Paul Duffour, who we snapped on the streets of Paris. Paul works in commercial real estate and wanted something simple yet “colourful,” without going over the top. These round, tortoiseshell frames fit the bill. Though they have a traditionally round lens shape, we like the slimmer profile, which extends from the rims to the temples. A straighter nose bridge adds to the modern, streamlined look. Paired with his vest and suit combo, the look is updated “professional cool” at its finest.

Matty Jolly

Designer Matty Jolly was on a mission for all black matte, and fell in love with these circular frames from Anne et Valentin. Handmade in France, these titanium frames fit that narrow line between cool and kitschy, with a bookish vibe tempered by some seriously modern styling. We love the contrast between the thin rims and chunky temples. A wide nose bridge centres the look, while a lack of any logos or adornments keeps things classy.