by Carolyn Dempsey in New Fashion on Tuesday 11 March 2008

Perhaps the reason men are not known for their shoe fetishes is because when it comes to mens shoes in general, there are really only two must have varieties: vintage street wear and sartorialist leather. Which makes it so refreshing to find Opening Ceremony’s new line of old world casual shoes. Simple enough to go with anything, they are nevertheless a focal point for any outfit. While the patent aqua blue sneakers are unfettered signature style, even the more subtle grey and beige toned shoes are the sort that would leave any willing person — male or female — happy enough to rip them off your feet. During a season, when the trend to deconstruct is consuming, the subtly placed laces and evenly wraped fabric make these shoes the ultimate counterbalance.