At Sphere, we only house collections of independent, handcrafted eyewear, and MOSCOT is one of our most popular brands. We believe in their superior craftsmanship and quality and appreciate their experience and timeless designs. Continue reading to learn a bit more about where this New York City brand started, and how their eyewear has a will stand the test of time.
MOSCOT is a true family-run business in its fifth generation of the Moscot name, dating back to 1899 when Hyman Moscot sold eyeglasses from a pushcart in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. In 37 years MOSCOT moved from pushcart to a retail location on Rivington Street to a second-floor spot on the corner of Orchard and Delancy that would be MOSCOT’s home for the next eight decades. In the ‘70s they expanded to the bottom level, where they stayed until 2012, a Moscot leading the company every step of the way.
Zack Moscot, great, great grandson of Hyman Moscot, took the job of chief design officer in 2013, and is the fifth generation of Moscot at the head of the company.
The MOSCOT Style
MOSCOT’s style stems from their vast history of designing quality, handmade eyewear. MOSCOT infuses its unmistakably refined, downtown aesthetic with over 100 years of eyewear expertise and unparalleled craftsmanship to create a timeless look.
Designed and prototyped in New York City, all MOSCOT eyewear is handmade using the highest quality materials, real hardware, and hinges that are riveted through the temple and frame fronts to ensure the sturdiest construction possible. In their New York City labs, MOSCOT carefully inspects every frame before dispensing its eyewear, assuring the best quality and fit.
To get a real taste of this company’s history, try a pair from their MOSCOT Originals Collection, based on styles from the Moscot family archives from the 1930s to 1980s.