Check out these incredible images taken by, photographer, Brian Rose, of the MOSCOT shop on Orchard Street in 1980 and again in 2011, from his book, Time and Space! Way back when in 1980, Ed Koch was the Mayor of NYC and MOSCOT had just one shop on the LES. Now in 2011, Michael Bloomberg is the Mayor and MOSCOT is a global lifestyle brand, sold at over 400 retailers worldwide.
It's amazing to see how much has changed in the past 30 years in NYC and at MOSCOT, and...how much has stayed the same! (we still see guys on skateboards and headphones in the LES daily!)
We're so excited and humbled by all of the attention The TERRY has received since launching just last week! A HUGE thanks to all of our amazing blogging friends.
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Introducing Three New MOSCOT Spirit Collection Styles: The AVERY, CHARLA, and TAYLOR,
Plus Brand New Colors for Existing Spirit Styles.
Say adios to Old Man Winter with three vibrant new styles from the MOSCOT Spirit Collection that will have flowers blooming and birds singing. MOSCOT introduces The AVERY, CHARLA, and TAYLOR, the newest additions to The MOSCOT Spirit Collection.
The AVERY – A classic, rounded silhouette, The AVERY is for the super smart professor who happens to be hot enough that he distracts from his own lecture. Made from acetate, The AVERY features a five barrel hinge, saddle bridge, two dot rivets on the temple, and an oversized temple tip. Available in Grey and Tortoise.
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The CHARLA – This delicate cat eye frame is for the woman who’s equally comfortable scouring the flea market for vintage couture as she is scouring the skies for Cassiopeia. Made from acetate, The CHARLA features a five barrel hinge, two dot rivets on the temples, and a saddle bridge. Available in Matte Black and Olive Horn.
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The TAYLOR – This classic full-vu shaped frame is perfect for taking in the scenery whether you’re downtown, uptown, cross-town or all around town. Sleek, light and narrow, The TAYLOR is made from acetate and features a keyhole bridge, slim temples, and five barrel hinge. Available in Black and Tortoise.
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Additionally, The EMILE, a chunky yet tailored style, is now available in Black Crystal and Tortoise. The sleek, sophisticated, and hardware free, LYNNIE, is now available in Black Crystal and Tortoise, and The HENRY, based on The LEMTOSH but with a slimmed down look, is available in Matte Black with new, all acetate temples.
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Click here for The LYNNIE
Click here for The HENRY
Big THANKS to our friends at GQ for this awesome post on their blog about the amazing collaboration between MOSCOT and photographer, Terry Richardson. The limited edition frame was launched yesterday and we're psyched for this awesome coverage. Here's what they had to say about The TERRY: As it's impossible for you to have forgot, many of our favorite GQ shoots — Megan Fox eating this nice cherry, the Glee kids looking grown-up, Paul Rudd wearing hair curlers — have been shot by Terry Richardson, the infamously bespectacled photographer. Made in collaboration with the man himself, Moscot's The TERRY replicates the same bold, curved, and key hole bridge-equipped pair worn by Richardson at every shoot—and, as evidenced by the exclusive first look above, Dr. Moscot, too. There's only 350 available, so act fast.
Seattle-based Fences played a great set on Saturday with their subtle yet striking music that filled up The MOSCOT Gallery. Fans packed it in to hear favorites from their self-titled debut album. It was a great show and we look forward to hearing more from Fences in the future!
Made for the man who has spent countless hours shooting his own originals, MOSCOT introduces The TERRY LE – a new limited edition collaboration inspired by iconic photographer, Terry Richardson and his signature aviator specs.
A fixture on Terry, and often spotted on the faces of his subjects and the celebrities he shoots, The TERRY LE is as angular as it is oversized – essential for hours spent creating magic behind the lens. The frames – limited to only 350 pairs (225 Black, 125 Grey) – are laser numbered for authenticity and shipped in their own special edition cases.
The faithfully reproduced TERRY LE is made of acetate with a key hole bridge with cut out detail, a five barrel hinge, and two dot rivets at the temples, and is available as ophthalmic eyewear or sunglasses, with or without a prescription.
The NEBB, in a special, limited edition Matte Black color. Like a New York city street in the summertime, these frames are hot. And when they're gone, they're gone for good!
The limited edition frame is available in a large size 51, as an opthalmic frame or sunglasses, with or without a prescription.
The NEBB LE in Matte Black is available exclusively at MOSCOT NYC shops or online.
Whether you’re reading online or gasp, an actual book, look fashionable doing so. Ditch your disposable reading glasses and instead opt for MOSCOT Ready Readers, new reading glasses fashioned from select eyewear from The MOSCOT Spirit Collection.
These ready-made reading glasses are made of first quality ophthalmic lenses, which eliminates distortion prevalent in many drugstore readers. These quality ophthalmic frames can be custom adjusted to fit your face, just like all MOSCOT eyewear. And, if your prescription changes, you can keep the frame and replace the lenses – try doing that with a drugstore reader!
The MOSCOT Ready Readers, part of The MOSCOT Living Collection, debuts with The SAJA and The ZASO in a variety of colors and powers.
The SAJA – A modified cat eye that is sexy, flattering and bold, but won’t overwhelm the face.
The ZASO – A study in contrasts, this frame is soft around the edges, but thick across the temple. Its chunkiness gives it an edge, but the tailored styling reins it in. It’s a shout, not a scream.
Check out these incredible windows from two of Melbourne's top shops -- Luna Eyewear and Wink Optometrists. Both shops curated windows so true to MOSCOT and our downtown NYC heritage, you'd think the shops were located in the Lower East Side instead of Down Under. Cheers to our mates in Australia!