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MOSCOT is a five generation American Luxury Eyewear brand with over a century of specializing in Optical Frames and Sunglasses

The MOSCOT optical roots were first planted in America by Great Grandfather and family patriarch, Hyman Moscot, who arrived from Eastern Europe via Ellis Island in 1899. Hyman began selling ready-made eyeglasses from a pushcart on Orchard Street on Manhattan’s famed Lower East Side. Hyman Moscot said ““The Moscots were able to take the persona of this neighborhood, a whole era of Jewish history, and make it relevant: a sort of comfort brand, and spin-it as cool. Try rebranding yourself as what you always were, making it cool and taking it global”

By 1915, having amassed a following of loyal customers, Hyman opened the family's retail shop, MOSCOT's, at 94 Rivington Street, and MOSCOT has continued to produce quality frames ever since. MOSCOT is known for its bold, classic designs, and downtown aesthetic. The frames, eyeglasses and sunglasses are part of two main collections the MOSCOT Originals and MOSCOT Spirit Collections. MOSCOT uses a variety of materials such as acetate to metal and beta-titanium. MOSCOT frames are a longtime favorite of various celebrities and have been seen on celebrities like Johnny Depp, Tim Burton, Lance Armstrong, Sarah Jessica Parker, James Franco, Anne Hathaway and countless others.


MOSCOT is most well known for their Lemtosh frames which MOSCOT first started selling after WWII. MOSCOT’s Lemtosh frames quickly gained authenticity as the brand of choice for artists, writers, musicians, and actors. Lemtoshes are also popular with those people with distinctive personal style as they MOSCOT deems the lenses “a perfect combination of round and square, you can wear it with a suite or a white T-shirt. It’s never gotten old.” MOSCOT frames never go out of the style they are a brand with timeless style and class.

Come visit us at Chroma Optics to find the perfect MOSCOT frame to set you apart from the rest. Call us today (802) 497-1676!