MOSCOT – A True New York Original

Earlier this month, we were very excited to attend MOSCOT‘s first ever trunk show in Singapore, when The Eye Site launched its collection of the New York brand’s deliciously retro frames and sunglasses (disclaimer: yours truly is also marketing manager for The Eye Site, one of the very few boutiques in Singapore where design-driven, high-quality, hand-crafted eyewear from around the world can be found).

Arrays of MOSCOT styles at The Eye Site trunk show in Singapore. Image © Desiree Koh

From a pushcart in Manhattan’s Lower East Side in 1899 to The Pigeonhole, a cafe known for poetry slams, contemporary art exhibitions and a meeting of curious minds, in Singapore, MOSCOT has come a long way, even as its collections happily remain inspired by its actual styles from the 1930s through 1960s for frames and through 1980s for sunglasses.

MOSCOT fan Aldrina Thirunagaran rocking the Terry. Image © Desiree Koh

And nowhere is MOSCOT more eye-conic than on everlasting images of Buddy Holly, whose trademark glasses were the N.Y.C. institution’s Lemtosh model. That’s why it’s our choice for chic geeks who want to sport evergreen eyeglasses that never go out of style – call it a certificate of authenticity.

As Weezer would sing, with the Lemtosh “I can look like Buddy Holly…” Image ©

What other shapes stay with the in crowd even as collections fade out from one fashion season to another? Find out: