MOSCOT, since 1915
Yesterday i went to help a friend of mine at a fotoshoot for MOSCOT Eyewear. I met Kenny Moscot through another friend, Jacob Kilsgaard, who also design and produce eyewear. Moscot eyewear was founded by family patriarch Hyman Moscot, who arrived from Eastern Europe via Ellis Island in 1899 and began selling ready-made eyeglasses from a pushcart on Orchard Street, in Lower East Side. Hyman’s son Sol opened with time a shop on it’s current location on Orchard Street. Today, Kenny Moscot and his brother Harvey Moscot, has two stores in Manhatten. Here you can find frames of the vintage-inspired Originals collection, precisely replicate styles from the MOSCOT archives from the 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s, including glass lenses in the sunglasses. Their clientele includes celebrities such as Johnny Depp, Renee Zelwegger, SJP and Mary-Kate Olsen.
Above you see this great picture of Kenny and Harvey´s grandmother, just arrived home from vacation, fashionable in Moscot sunglasses.
Me getting makeup on for the shoot.
Later on in the midtown store I got these very nice sunglasses – the all-time classic Lemtosh model (col. blonde)
The MOSCOT store in 14th street and 6th avenue.