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Coast of Normandy, France
Hitoe® Fold Aria - Etretat -

Sale price$332.00 USD

《Collection introduction》

The coast of Etretat surrounded by light

The coast of Etretat, in the Normandy region of France, is lined with white limestone cliffs. The coast, surrounded by gentle light and a calm and poetic landscape, has fascinated artists such as Monet.
An original calf leather inspired by the symphony played by nature.

The most distinctive feature is the varying shades of color, which took over a year and a half to make adjustments and prototypes. Even the monochromatic colors such as ``Limestone'' and ``Midnight'' are inspired by the deep colors of Etretat, with exquisite nuances of shading.

(Click on the " About Etretat Leather " tab for details)

Landscape of Etretat
Coast of Normandy, France

Going to France in search of the best original leather

Tannerie Degermann, where we custom made our original leather, is located in BARR, a town surrounded by vineyards, 35 kilometers south of Strasbourg in the Alsace region of France.

That's why we asked Degarment to produce our original leather. This is because they are France's oldest and best tanners, and have a deep knowledge of tradition and quality.

Etretat was finally completed after many exchanges of opinions with France's Des Garments.

Exterior of Degarment Company
The historic building of Degarment

Decorating the end of the history of Degarment Co., Ltd.

Due to the changing times, DeGyerman also chose to merge its business with neighboring Haas (also founded in the 19th century). After the production of our leather, the historic Degarment factory will be closed and renovated into a museum.

Etretat, the final product in the history of the company Desgiers, is the fruit of tradition, passion and technology. Their craftsmanship and Etretat production will be inherited by Haas and aim for even greater heights.

Leather inspired by Etretat
Etretat leather

"Description of item"

To complete functional beauty

“Perfection is a state where it cannot be removed any further.”
These are the words left behind by Saint-Exupéry, the author of "The Little Prince."

Hitoe® structure that prevents stacking of stored items (registered design) , inner hook that achieves a minimal design without metal fittings and smooth operation (patented) , slipless design that prevents cards from falling (patent pending) .

"Hitoe® Fold Aria" is the completed product of the Hitoe® Fold series, which has the ultimate in minimalism in both design and operability.

Through sophisticated design and exquisite craftsmanship, it has been sublimated into a breathtakingly complete piece of functional beauty.

Minimal design - HITOE FOLD ARIA Etretat

Light as air “Aria”

"Aria" means "air" in Italian.
A wallet so light and thin that you forget it's there, like air.

Light wallet - HITOE FOLD ARIA

Challenge to thinness

Achieved thinness with Hitoe® structure (registered design) that does not overlap cards and coins.

Maximum of 5 pieces of overlapping leather & no hardwareThe thickest part when stored is 12mm
(When storing 6 cards, 10 bills, and 10 100 yen coins)
・Palm size 89mm x 91mm
・Light like air, about 30g

Can hold up to 15 bills, 20 coins, and 6 cards. Even when fully packed, it remains thin.

Open state - HITOE FOLD ARIA

Top-class, unparalleled tailoring

All parts are made from two thin pieces of leather pasted together into a single piece. Using a technique that is said to be the ultimate luxury in leather products, it achieves both strength and thinness.

It takes a wealth of experience and skill to create a finish that looks like a single piece of leather without lifting or bending when folded.

In pursuit of simplicity, the engraving is hidden under the card.

thin details

For the ends, overlap the leather and sew on the outside. This is because we are particular about "thinness". If you fold the leather and roll it inside, you can make it smaller, but the leather will overlap and become thicker.

The details are faithful to the ideal of a "thin wallet".

Edge comparison - HITOE FOLD ARIA

While pursuing thinness, the leather is sufficiently thick, and we value the textures typical of leather, such as tension and stiffness.

Thin wallet - HITOE FOLD ARIA

Inner hook without metal fittings

A new idea of ​​using the stored cards as clasps

We devised an inner hook (patented) in which the card itself becomes a clasp.

This idea made possible the minimal design of the small, thin wallet Hitoe® Fold Aria, without any hardware .

Fastener for hanging on cards - HITOE FOLD ARIA
Inner hook for hanging cards integrated with bill holder

Not only does it act as a clasp, but it also prevents the card from falling when you carry it.

Preventing cards from falling - HITOE FOLD ARIA
Fits inside to prevent cards from falling accidentally

Sandwiched with leather. But that's it.

Flat appearance just sandwiched between leather. There are no metal fittings or flaps that stick out, so they won't get caught in your pocket.

It is designed so that the inner hook will not come off when it is turned inside out. Therefore, there is no need to worry about mistaking the front and back sides and dropping coins.

Constructed only from leather without using any hardware

Minimal and smooth operation

It can be easily opened and closed by bending it into a dogleg shape. With this one action, you can smoothly insert and remove coins and cards while keeping the wallet vertical.

(If you are right-handed) The trick is to bend the bottom of the wallet in a dogleg shape with your left hand and avoid touching the inner hook.

Leave the banknotes as they are without folding them

Don't fold the banknotes, just insert them as is. High visibility and easy to take out. Since it does not bend, it can easily fit into vending machines and self-checkout machines.

The bill holder has a continuous design with the inner hook. The curve acts as a guide, allowing you to insert and remove it smoothly without getting caught.

You can smoothly put in and take out bills without touching the bill holder.

Prevent cards from falling

When closed, the inner hook hangs on the card so it won't fall. Adopts a slipless design (patent pending) that prevents cards from falling even when the wallet is open. The feeling of sliding the card is of high quality, and it is comfortable to put in and take out the card.

Effects of slipless specification (patent pending)

Use temporary cards as billholders. There is no problem with opening and closing the wallet.

How to open - HITOE FOLD ARIA
Temporary cards can be used as billholders

Smooth and overflowing coin pocket

The coin pocket is shallow and has no metal fittings such as zippers or hooks. Therefore, you can quickly retrieve the coins you need. When storing the coin pocket, the lid of the coin pocket acts as a guide for smooth storage.

Also, if you close your wallet, the coins will not overflow. Even when the coin pocket is open, the lid of the coin pocket prevents it from overflowing.

There is plenty of room even if you put in 999 yen worth (15 pieces).

Coin pocket - HITOE FOLD ARIA
Coin pocket that won't overflow

Minimal design recognized around the world

19 prestigious design awards from around the world

The Hitoe® Fold series has been highly acclaimed for its functional and minimalist design, and has won awards at the world's three major design awards, iF Design Award , Red Dot Design Award, IDEA , as well as major international awards such as London, New York, Paris, and Milan. It has won 19 design awards .

(Click on the " Product Achievements " tab for detailed award results)

Small thin wallet Hitoe Fold World Design Award
19 wins in total for all Hitoe® Fold series

Design that follows the laws of nature

“Why is the golden ratio beautiful?”
The golden ratio of 1:1.62 is the aspect ratio of a rectangle with spiral repeating squares whose sides are the Fibonacci sequence . (Figure below)

In fact, the Fibonacci sequence is hidden everywhere in nature. The branches of trees, the number of petals, sunflower seeds, seashells, typhoons, spiral galaxies. It can also be found in art of the utmost beauty, such as the pyramids, the Parthenon, and the 36 Views of Mt.

The important thing is not to achieve the golden ratio. Proportions from the details to the whole follow the Fibonacci sequence , which is deeply related to nature and the providence of life, resulting in a well-balanced design that resonates with the heart .

Fibonacci sequence - HITOE FOLD ARIA
Proportions based on the Fibonacci sequence spiral

beautiful details

Precise and delicate stitching, polished leather edges that show the overlap of the leather.
The small thin wallet Hitoe® Fold Aria pursues beauty down to the smallest detail.

Beautiful details - HITOE FOLD ARIA
Beautiful edge treatment

Can be used beautifully for a long time

In general, most problems with wallets are caused by hardware or sewing. However, Hitoe® Fold, a small, thin wallet, uses no hardware and only has four stitches. Furthermore, the corners that are easily damaged are layered with outer leather and inner leather to increase durability. The seam allowance is extremely small, making it a design that won't lose its shape even in a pants pocket.

Corner reinforcement - HITOE FOLD ARIA
The corners are layered with leather to make them durable

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Shin (Inzai, JP)

Hitoe® Fold Aria - Etretat -はコンパクトだけど必要な物が収納できてよい。
Hitoe® Fold Aria - Etretat -はシワのない札を出すことができ快適である。

Hitoe シリーズは、「手ぶらで気軽に出かけたい!」 という想いを叶えるために誕生しました。

AYA (Osaka, JP)

もともと他社の薄い財布を使っていたのですが、小銭を入れたいと思い始めました。しかし金属ががちゃがちゃ触るのは好きでなく、、と探した結果こちらの財布に辿り着きました。結果、すごく形も薄さも触り心地も最高です!皮の質感と色合いに悩み、高かったのですがnormandy blueを購入して大変満足しています。いい色、そして美しい。経年変化に乏しいというところがネックだったのですが、これだけ綺麗だったら、このままずーっと永く大切にしたいと思います。永年保証もついているので、どうぞメンテナンスしながら大切に使い続けたいです。ありがとうございます。

中でもNormandy blue は落ち着いた色調ながら、パッと目を惹く品の良い発色が、幅広い層の方々から大変ご好評いただいております。

taka (Shizuoka, JP)

①Hitoe ress、②Hitoe Aria、③Etretat と買い換えて3代目になります。






日頃よりHitoe Fold をご愛用くださっているからこそであると、大変嬉しく感謝しております。

匿名 (Taipei, TW)
Hitoe® Fold Aria - Etretat

Hitoe® Fold Aria - Etretat is the fifth Hitoe® Fold wallet I bought from December 2023 to now. You can tell how much I love this series of wallets by the number of purchases, and I regard several of them as collections. No use, Etretat has no doubt that it is one of the most luxurious designs. Whether it is the outside or inside of the wallet, it maintains the same leather pattern and the workmanship is exquisite. I really like the clever design of Hitoe® Fold without metal accessories. I believe this Make your wallet last longer

Thank you for sharing your review with us.
We are very happy to hear that you were satisfied with Hitoe® Fold.
And also we are very honored to receive orders from overseas. Thank you very much for purchasing 5 items. We are very encouraged.

Etretat is our original calf leather, which we specially ordered from France's oldest tannery.
In addition, the design that does not use metal accessories was designed by the architect who is also our CEO.
We are very proud of our products.

We will continue to strive to provide the best products to our customers.
If you have any problems or questions, please feel free to contact us.