Harvey Moscot is the great-grandson of Hyman Moscot – an Eastern European immigrant who set up a pushcart selling eyeglasses on the Lower East Side, shortly after he arrived in New York City in 1899. From that first stand on Orchard Street, to its current retail store just a few steps away, MOSCOT has established itself as the go-to eyewear brand for New Yorkers and visitors alike. And, just like his father and grandfather before him, Harvey is keeping it all in the family, working with his son Zack to keep the MOSCOT legacy alive and well.
Harvey’s frame of choice over the years has been the “Lemtosh” in “Sage” – a mossy green colour that’s slightly transparent. Classic and timeless, the “Lemtosh” has been made the exact same way for more than 50 years. It’s a universally flattering stye, that fits almost every face shape. Harvey had his pair fitted with tinted brown lenses, that give the glasses an old school feel. It’s a look that Hyman Moscot himself would be proud of.