MOSCOT: Iconic Eyewear

From its humble beginnings in Manhattan to boutiques around the world, MOSCOT Eyewear is renowned for their iconic styles, and endorsed by celebrities and print publications for their vintage looks and durable construction. Started in 1899 by a European entrepreneur Hyman Moscot, who sold ready-made glasses from a push cart in Manhattan's Lower East Side (hence their logo), by 1915 he had a loyal enough customer base to open a shop selling his glasses. Passed down from father to son, five generations later Moscot is still a family affair obsessed with quality and value.

Top iconic MOSCOT Eyewear to shop right now!

1. The Lemtosh

Johnny Depp wearing Moscot's The Lemtosh

The Lemtosh is perhaps Moscot's most popular design. It's boldness has been seen on the likes of Buddy Holly, Truman Capote and most recently, Johnny Depp. It's mix of bold and vintage shape has made it a very wearable piece. Doubling as both a sunglass and eyeglass shape, it is also one of Moscot's most versatile frames.

2. The Zulu

Ryan Gosling wearing Moscot's The Zulu

Aviators have been around since Bausch and Lomb created the shape in 1936, and has since taken on many variations. Moscot's Zulu frame modernizes the typically teardrop shape of Aviators to something a little more 70's, with a more rectangular frame and the classic double bridge. Ryan Gosling wears them in his recent 2016 film The Nice Guys.

3. The Yukel

Musician 50 Cent wearing Moscot's The Yukel browline glasses

Eyewear designers are no stranger to the browline style of glasses; Ray Ban's Clubmaster has become synonymous with the style. However, 30 some years before Ray Ban debuted their version, this design had been produced by many other companies seen commonly on intellectual and authoritative individuals, the browline design has been a vintage look popular in the 50's. In Moscot's version, musician and actor 50 Cent wore them for a New York Post editorial photoshoot.


If you're a fan of MOSCOT Eyewear, visit any of our Toronto eyeglasses stores where our opticians can help find you the perfect eyeglasses and if you need an eye exam, we have on-site optometrists.

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