The United States is famous (and infamous) for its pop culture, sharp accents and eyewear. American at heart, MOSCOT's roots run deep through the urban alleys of New York, having been founded in Brooklyn in 1915.
What started off as a homely local optometrist has flourished into an internationally respected brand, with celebrities like Johnny Depp's iconic MOSCOT look – you'll know it when you see it!
Despite their worldwide fame, the MOSCOT shop has remained a wholesome family practice, maintaining five generations of MOSCOT men to run the shop from the day the doors first opened. Hyman Moscot, the original MOSCOT man, started his business from a pushcart in 1899 on the streets of New York. Hyman appreciated the sense of community that there was around his first shop, encouraging his sons to get involved from a very young age. He ultimately wanted to care for his community through his craft, creating robust and functional frames for his early-twentieth-century neighbours.
MOSCOT frames are iconic with their round, square, or cat-eye shapes paired with a retro keyhole bridge: the perfect recipe for an authentic look. Available originally in classic black and tortoiseshell, MOSCOT frames are today available in a wide variety of colours ready to match the wearer's personality. Each nut, bolt, and rivet on a MOSCOT frame isn't there as a fashion statement, but rather to serve a structural or functional purpose.
In the early 2000s, one of the MOSCOT men took to their guitar to pass the time on slow, rainy days in the shop. As this happened more regularly, it morphed into MOSCOT music in just a few years, where up-and-coming artists of New York can debut their talent. MOSCOT music provides a platform for such artists to get their foot in the door of the competitive New York industry. Today when you visit the MOSCOT shop, you will find yourself immersed in New York's underground music scene.
Unfortunately MOSCOT would prefer us to only see their products in-store and not online, however they have exclusively partnered with The Eye Piece to install a shop-in-shop with the largest selection of MOSCOT frames in our Sydney location on Hunter Street. Our Balmain and Wahroonga stores are also authorised stockists. Come in for a visit and see the collection!