New York eyewear brand Moscot started with humble beginnings selling ready-made eyeglasses from a pushcart on Manhattan's Lower East Side. Founded in 1899 by Hyman Moscot, the eponymous company now boasts 100 years of eyewear expertise and a worldwide reputation. Having now refined its downtown aesthetic, Moscot's iconic collections have expanded to include classic frames and sunglasses. Step out in superior style with men's Moscot sunglasses. The classic frames boast a distinctly retro feel, perfect for the modern man with an eye for timeless design.
The Moscot Sunglasses Buying Guide
Moscot was founded in Manhattan and has been the go-to store for men seeking unique eyewear for more than a century. Having seen an evolution of eyewear, the brand still supplies styles which are both classic and fashion forward. All Moscot eyewear is handmade, using the highest quality materials and real hardware, as well as hinges that are riveted through the temple and frame fronts to ensure the sturdiest construction possible. Providing a fresh twist on retro styles, Moscot sunglasses are always on brand, with a rebellious edge.
The Most Wanted Moscot Sunglasses
Moscot Lemtosh Sunglasses
From the Moscot Originals Collection (based on styles from the Moscot family archives from the 1930s - 1980s), this iconic frame has a cult following. The brand's classic 'Lemtosh' design is crafted with Italian architecture, using layered acetate to construct the frame, while a keyhole nose bridge delivers comfort for all day wearing. These retro inspired brown frames have a tinted lens offering 100% UVA/UVB protection, so you can wear them all year round.
Moscot Frankie Sunglasses
Handcrafted using Italian acetate, the Frankie sunglasses have history, being named after Moscot's Frank, who has manned the NYC store's counter for over 40 years. These timeless round frames are designed to fit a narrow to medium face, or those who have narrow, square or angular features. Tinted gray, they are completed with tinted plastic lenses with anti-reflective coating for a classic look.
Moscot Bjorn Aviator Style Sunglasses
Aviator sunglasses have the power to make you feel comfortable in any situation, and this design from Moscot is the perfect entry point for a novice glasses wearer. Designed to “fill out your face without covering it up,'' the aviator style is a classic that suits a range of face shapes. Handcrafted from Italian-sourced tortoiseshell acetate, this pair is fitted with dark-green lenses that offer complete UV protection.
How To Care For Your Moscot Sunglasses
To remove sweat and grime, soak for a few minutes in a bowl of water with a drop of liquid dish soap, then wipe clean with a soft cloth. When you aren't actually wearing your Moscot shades, store them in their protective case to avoid damage or scratching. Lenses should be cleaned regularly with the complimentary lens cloth.
- Where are Moscot sunglasses made?
Moscot Eyewear is designed and prototyped in the brand’s New York City Design Studio. The frames are then manufactured and hand-made in its factory in China, where the finest Italian acetates and hardware are used.
- Which shape of Moscot sunglasses should I choose?
Not every frame fits every face, which is why Moscot has a wide selection of frame sizes to choose from. An important part of fit is determining where your eye sits in the frame. Your eyes should be well centered in the frame. Eyeglass frames that are too wide will make your eyes appear too close together, while narrow frames will give your eyes a wide-set look.
- What color lens should I choose?
It really comes down to preference, but you need to make sure you protect your eyes from UV light. Basically, wearing sunglasses without UV protection is more damaging than not wearing sunglasses, because your pupils will dilate behind dark lenses, letting in more harmful UV rays.