We’ve kept you waiting long enough…drumroll please…
Introducing The BENNO, IZZY, MENDEL, YOSI and ZELDA! Our newest additions to The MOSCOT Originals Collection!
We couldn't be more excited about the introduction of our new METAL frames!
The BENNO, IZZY, MENDEL, YOSI and ZELDA, are authentic replicas of styles from our family archives, circa 1960-1970. Each frame has been meticulously crafted to retain the fine details of its original construction, including groove detailing along the temples, and acetate accents across the brow. The IZZY and The MENDEL also feature fashion tint lenses. These frames are the real deal. True ORIGINALS. Available as opthalmic or sunglasses.
We're excited to introduce our newest MOSCOT Originals — The BENNO, IZZY, MENDEL, YOSI and ZELDA, which are unlike any of our other MOSCOT Originals because…they're made from METAL!
And who better to help launch our new METAL frames than the coolest METAL artists and personalities in the world!
But make no mistake — using METAL artists to launch our new METAL frames is more than just a play on words. Philosophically, there's a real connection between what they stand for as artists and what we stand for as a brand.
These men and women are the real deal. They are genuine, authentic, outrageous and unabashed. They know who they are and what they like, and they do what they want. They don't care what popular culture dictates. They blaze trails not follow paths. They're bold, they're talented, they're creative, and they're fun. They're also kind and humble…and really, really nice. They're everything MOSCOT aspires to be.
In a word, they're Originals.
We want to give a giant thank you to Alex Skolnick, Chris Adler, Faisal Talal, Jesse Leach, Jose Mangin, Juliya Chernetsky, Marwan Riyadh, Matt Heafy, Scott Ian, and Zakk Wylde for their generous participation in our campaign, and a special thanks to Jimmy Duff, who loaned us his incredible bar, Duff's brooklyn, for the photo shoot.
Yours in METAL,
Harvey Moscot & Wendy Simmons, Co-Presidents, MOSCOT
Click here for The MOSCOT Originals, Metal Campaign
The Visual Culture Flagship store was the place to be in Hong Kong last week for their star studded, grand opening party! Our Hong Kong/PRC/Taiwan distribution partners know how to throw a party! MOSCOT fans, eyewear lovers and celebrities, including Jan Lamb (Actor/Musician), Teddy Chen (Actor), Derek Tsang (Director), and Mandy Cho (TV Personality) celebrated the opening of their beautiful new space, located in the heart of Causeway Bay. A giant thanks to Visual Culture for doing MOSCOT proud! We wish we could have been there to join the celebration!
MOSCOT Korea style! Check out this cool MOSCOT display at Eye Taylor in beautiful Busan City, South Korea. G Syl really gets around! Thanks to our CED, our most excellent distribution partner in Korea and Eye Taylor for their awesome support!
Calling all MOSCOT fans of the wide face variety! The TUMMEL, from The MOSCOT Originals Collection, is now available in a larger size – 49/22/145!
With the new, larger size TUMMEL you’ll be sure to create a HUGE commotion whenever and wherever you wear it.
The TUMMEL in all sizes is available now in MOSCOT shops and online at moscot.com, and in retail and specialty optical shops worldwide.
Click here for The TUMMEL
How long have you worked for MOSCOT?
I’ve worked at MOSCOT almost two years
Your favorite thing about working for MOSCOT?
My favorite thing about working at MOSCOT is adjusting frames. Every day people come in wearing crooked, uncomfortable, and generally ill fitting eyewear. Spending a few minutes straightening their frame with the hot air blowers can make a huge difference in their day. It is both form and function.
Your favorite thing to do when you’re not at work?
When I’m not working at MOSCOT, I go on long bike rides that take me far away from Manhattan.
Your favorite frame/ what frame do you wear?
The frame I wear is The TUMMEL in black. It’s a mixture of one part NEBB and one part LEMTOSH.
Where would you take your favorite MOSCOT Sun on vacation?
I would take my MOSCOT Sun to Montauk. I did last year and it went swimmingly, no pun intended. Don’t wear your glasses in the ocean though; a wave can take your glasses away. It happened to a customer of mine who lives in the Far Rockaways.
A summer hot spot for Italians, Rimini is currently covered in snow and MOSCOT! Check out these beautiful images of Occhi di Gard, a charming shop in Rimini, Italy that has done MOSCOT proud with their incredible window displays. If we didn't know better, we might think a new MOSCOT shop had opened in Italy! Well done and thank you for a fantastic job, Occhi di Gard!
In between gigs at the Bowery Ballroom and Brooklyn Bowl, Ha Ha Tonka stopped by The MOSCOT Gallery and Music Space on February 11th to play a special stripped down, acoustic set. The guys played old folk/Americana classics as well as original, upbeat hits like "Usual Suspects" off their latest album, Death of a Decade. It was a blast having Missouri-based Ha Ha Tonka bring some of their Southern rock to our hometown shop!
It's been a great opening week for MOSCOT Court Street, with warm wishes galore from fans, neighbors and press.
We're so grateful to GQ.com, Racked, The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, and Brownstoner for helping trumpet our arrival in Brooklyn! A huge thank you to everyone for all of your support!
We're extremely excited to announce that we've opened the doors to our new shop at 159 Court Street in the historic Cobble Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York City. Fuhgeddaboudit!
Our new shop incorporates the same unexpected blend of elements that make our Manhattan shops so fun, eclectic, and inviting, including period details from our original MOSCOT shop on the Lower East Side (circa 1930), and vintage pieces sourced from around the world that ensure an authentic historical customer experience.
In addition, the street level shop’s giant windows (which bear an uncanny resemblance to the original MOSCOT storefront on Rivington Street, circa 1934) provide the perfect canvas for us to entertain fans with an ever-changing series of whimsical displays – the first of which is a cadre of Great Grandpa Hymans assigned to welcome visitors to the new shop.
MOSCOT Court Street will stock The MOSCOT Originals, MOSCOT Spirit and MOSCOT Sun Collections, as well as complementary brands, Bevel, Lindberg, Mykita, Paul Frank, and children’s eyewear brand, BBig.
“MOSCOT has had a home in Downtown Manhattan for nearly a hundred years and for that we’re very grateful,” said Co-President, Wendy Simmons. “Our opening in Brooklyn is really a return to our roots since Brooklyn was the home of the third generation of Moscots – and nothing feels better than coming home!”
We look forward to seeing old fans and new at 159 Court Street!