The company was founded by family patriarch Hyman Moscot, who arrived from Eastern Europe via Ellis Island in 1899 and began selling ready-made eyeglasses from a pushcart on Orchard Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, finally opening a shop on Rivington Street in 1915. In 1951, Hyman’s son Sol moved the shop to its current location on Orchard Street. The company, currently run by fourth generation Moscot siblings, Kenny and Dr. Harvey Moscot, has two stores in Manhattan, with their branded eyewear sold at stores worldwide. Their clientele includes celebrities such as Johnny Depp, Sting, Lance Armstrong, Kanye West, Kiefer Sutherland, Renee Zellweger, Denzel Washington, and Mary-Kate Olsen.
Masunaga Optical was the founder of the optical industry in Fukui, Japan in 1905. In 1970, history was created when one of our products, the “Custom 72”, was placed in the time capsule at the World’s Fair at the Osaka Expo. The birth of the MASUNAGA Collection pays tribute to the “Custom 72’s” classic and timeless design.
Meticulous craftsmanship is evident in the countless steps of the
manufacturing process. Masunaga does not rush the process. No shortcuts are taken, no compromises are made in the creation of each MASUNAGA frame. Featuring beautifully hand polished Japanese acetate, durable seven barrel hinges, distinctive silver rivets, MASUNAGA collection confirms what Masunaga Optical has achieved over the past century.
To view the Masunaga collection, visit www.masunaga1905.com.