Franck Durand, the founder and creative director of his namesake Parisian design studio, radiates a mix of boyishness and poise. He looks unassuming in a light blue turtleneck, slim white jeans frayed at the ankles and argyle socks. His brown boots are the same style he’s been wearing since age 13—ditto his watch and cologne. He doesn’t change what works. Although he pauses often when speaking, he doesn’t lack any certainty in his stance regarding classic style, beautiful craftsmanship and This story is from Kinfolk Issue Twenty-Nine Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 48 The Sweet Spot How long is the perfect vacation? Arts & Culture Issue 32 Le Chat Chic Hey, kitty girl! Join us in the studio with Socrate—the Parisian glamour puss who always lands on his feet. Arts & Culture Issue 27 Paper Planes Better known for printing silk scarves, Hermès also prints a playful magazine. Arts & Culture Issue 24 The Bin Shabibs In a preview from our forthcoming book, The Kinfolk Entrepreneur, Pip Usher meets Rashid and Ahmed Bin Shabib. Arts & Culture Issue 24 Minotaure Lavish covers and literati contributors: the lasting mystique of a 1930s Parisian periodical. Arts & Culture Traveling Stories “It’s the journey that counts” is a cliché that gets trundled out often. These five podcasts tests its validity.