Moscot is renowned worldwide for its iconic eyewear – The Originals Collections, The Spirit Collections, and The Sun Collections. The famous brand from New York City infuses its unmistakably refined, downtown aesthetic with nearly 100 years of eyewear expertise and unparalleled craftsmanship to create its timeless eyewear.
It all started in 1899 when Hyman Moscot began selling ready-made reading glasses from a pushcart (that’s how the logo came from) in New York City. Hyman’s son Sol then began manufacturing their eyewear frame under their family name of ‘Moscot’. Currently run by the fourth generation, Kenny and Dr Harvey, they had successfully introduced their family eyewear brand to more than 50 countries around the world! From a humble beginning, the brand has seen changes in history for the last 100 years, but even after a century when a lot of things had changed, Moscot is still here.
Moscot has a few collections. The most famous has to be the Originals Collections. The frames of the vintage-inspired Originals collection precisely replicate styles from the Moscot archives from the 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s. Aside from the style, all the frames are manufactured with high-quality acetate which provides optimum wearing comfort. The most popular models? Needless to say, it has to be Johnny Depp’s favourite Lemtosh!
The other famous collection is the Spirit collection. For people who want a more executive and modern look, the Spirit Collection combines both modern styling and classic elements. It translates the bold, unmistakable look of the Originals collection into styles that are a little bit more mellow and easy-going – but still distinctively Moscot.
And not to forget, for those who fancy sunglasses, there is the Sun Collections where some of the famous models like Lemtosh are fitted with high-quality glass lenses. Talking about vintage, the lens colours on the Sun Collections sunglasses are still the same as it was first fabricated back in the 1940s!
Who else are big fans of Moscot? Besides Johnny Depp (he’s almost like an unofficial brand ambassador!), Hollywood celebrities like Robert Downey Jr, Sting, Kanye West, Kiefer Sutherland, Renee Zellweger, Denzel Washington, Mary-Kate Olsen, Justin Theroux, and the list goes on!