Originally Posted by razl
Does anyone have any real life shots of an Alden City-Moc? I've been long thinking about a good casual shoe and was almost going to pull the trigger on a pair of Epaulet Carmina shortwings in Chromexcel but missed out. I've since stumbled upon the Alden City-Moc at Leffot, coincidentally in natural Chromexcel, and am thinking it might be the one. But, I can't seem to find any real life pics of city-moc model in general, let alone the Leffot cxl specifically.
If you've got some real-world city-moc model pics, I'd love to see them!
(edit: in case you thought it a weird question for late October, I should note that I'm in central Florida where styles like this are virtually year round)
Alden City-Moc at Leffot:
When I first saw the natural CXL "City-Moc" on the Leffot site I was really interested in it. I have similar moc-toe makeups in color #8 and snuff suede on the Van last that I wear a lot and thought about adding the cxl version to my collection. However, I think the thing I like about the other two pair that I have is that they are on the flex-sole and were extremely comfortable right out of the box and required zero break in period. In the end, I ended up putting together something similar from Rancourt, while selecting a more comfortable sole, and getting that instead (I'm also beginning to be put off by the prices for non-shell offerings from Alden, but that's a different story).
However, if you do like the City-Moc from Leffot or something similar from Rancourt, I find that they work great with chinos, cords, and denim in just about any situation. I've even worn mine with flannel dress trousers a couple of times. It's really a pretty versatile design.
My CXL Rancourt version (spoiler tags added to appease the Alden gods):Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)