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Hitoe® L-zip L - Business - v.2020

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おもてなしセレクション 2018

HITOE長財布カラーラインナップ

Hitoe® Achievements to Date

SYRINX's Hitoe® series of wallets has achieved numerous records, including the highest amount of crowdfunding for a wallet in Japan.

The long wallet, which broke the record for the highest amount of money for a wallet in Japan (*as of January 31, 2019), has been significantly upgraded. It has been reborn as the Hitoe L-zip L.


Hitoe, that's it!

I want to go out lightly without a bag!
The Hitoe® series was created to fulfill this desire.

Comfort and lightness of body and mind

Functionality, portability, and storage capacity. We are confident that Hitoe®, which combines these features, will enrich your life.

HITOEを手に持つ

Hitoe® (single) structure" that stands out for its thinness

HITOE長財布の構造

Wallets become thicker because of the overlapping of cards and coins. The "Hitoe® (single) structure" (registered design with the Japan Patent Office) solves this problem. Cards and coins are not stacked on top of each other, but are dispersed horizontally, resulting in a wallet that is significantly thinner than conventional wallets.
Furthermore, there are more than 10 layers of leather in a typical wallet; Hitoe® has only 4 layers. This is the smallest number of wallets we researched that can hold coins and cards.
Twenty bills, fifteen coins, and sixteen cards. Even with such ample storage space, the wallet is only about 15 mm thick. A typical wallet is more than 30 mm thick. It is overwhelmingly thin.

HITOE長財布の薄さ比較

Challenge to "thick leather

This leather is characterized by a moist texture, with oil penetrating deep into the fibers. If the leather is thinned, its original texture will be lost and its strength will deteriorate.
Hitoe® is the result of our challenge to achieve the contradictory goal of "keeping the leather thick, but making the wallet thin. For the exterior, we use "Gen Atsu" leather, which is about 2mm thick and allows the wearer to fully enjoy the original charm of leather. The center of the wallet, however, is only 7mm thick, making it the thinnest wallet with the thickest leather ever.

厚い革

Upgraded to Hitoe L-zip L for a unique existence

Hitoe L-zip L has been thoroughly improved in response to the many comments received on the previous model. It has been reborn as a wallet that is not only thinner, but also more roomy.

Improvement 1: Thinner and sleeker


We will make improvements based on the feedback we received on the previous long wallet, such as "I want to put more cards in it" and "It's hard to find cards when there are too many cards.

In the previous model, a maximum of 12 cards could be placed in one pocket. However, the large number of cards makes the wallet thick and bulky, and makes it difficult to find the card you are looking for.
By distributing the cards between the two pockets, it is "thinner and smarter" even with more cards in it.
The inspiration was the Hitoe L-zip S. Despite our prior concerns, the extremely shallow coin pocket did not receive any negative feedback, and we received many positive comments about how easy it was to use. Supported by these comments, we made the coin pocket of the long wallet as shallow as possible and increased the number of card pockets to two.

HITOE長財布2内部

Improvement 2: Custom-made puller

The zipper pulls are original, with the molds specially ordered from YKK. The design is simple, consisting only of straight lines and arcs, with no logo on the front. It is less likely to get caught in pockets, and unnecessary force is not applied to the slider, increasing its durability.
The logo is engraved on the back in a small, inconspicuous way. The convex shape also serves as a non-slip surface. The thicker the tip is when viewed from the side, this is a result of our focus on making it easy to pick up.
It is a small part, but it is a condensed version of SYRINX's design philosophy.

オリジナル引き手

Improvement point 3: Polishing of the cover

The leather is now finished with a polished finish on the edge of the cut.
The lacquered koba generally employed is susceptible to cracking and peeling over time. Although it takes more time and effort, a polished koba is free from such concerns, and the more the leather is used, the more it will develop its own unique flavor.

コバ

Six well-thought-out usability features

01 Cell phone, passport, and bank passbook.

A typical long wallet is too thick and has no room for a smartphone. However, with Hitoe®, which is thin even when filled with contents, it is possible to carry a smartphone in the wallet. The large iPhone XS Max can also fit in it.
I myself have changed my commute to work since I started using Hitoe®. I no longer have to carry a bag to carry my wallet and iPhone; I now commute to work with only this wallet in my pocket. Then, when I have lunch on weekdays, go out with my kids on weekends, or go shopping... Hitoe® is my companion at all times. I can now live a life with both hands free and hassle-free.
It can also hold a bankbook and passport, and can be used abroad as a passport case and wallet.

スマホ

02 The shallower the coin pocket, the easier it is to use.

A deep coin pocket makes it difficult to find and remove coins smoothly, while Hitoe®'s shallow, wide-opening coin pocket allows you to quickly find and remove the coins you need. Once the zipper is closed, there is no need to worry about coins spilling out. Despite its shallow opening, it can hold up to 20 coins. There is plenty of room for the maximum number of coins, 999 yen = 15 coins (*photo), if you use coins without wasting them.

浅いコインポケット

03 Plenty of cards

Two card pockets. The one next to the coin pocket is for health insurance cards, loyalty point cards, etc., to be used with cash, while the lower one is for driver's license and credit cards to be used alone.
With the zipper closed, there is no need to worry about accidentally dropping important cards.

たっぷりのカード

04 Smart Cashless, Convenient Double Zipper

A special zipper with sliders on both ends is used.
With a single slider, the card under the coin pocket cannot be used unless it is opened wide. With a double zipper, quick access is possible with minimal movement. There is no need to worry about dropping coins unexpectedly, and it can be used smartly without cash.
As shown in the photo, by opening the two zippers to the side of the coin pocket, you can use both cards and cash at the same time.

尻合わせのファスナー

05 Shape for easy access to pockets

Hitoe® is thinly bound at one end. This makes it easy to slip in and out of pockets without snagging.

ポケット

06 Highly Durable Zipper EXCELLA

YKK's top quality EXCELLA zipper is used, which has extremely high dimensional accuracy and little play in the engagement. Therefore, it is hard and may feel a little snaggy at the beginning, but it will gradually become smoother with use.
The cheaper the fastener is, the greater the dimensional play and the more nimble the movement. However, they are not properly meshed, and may bite, come off, or cause other problems. EXCELLA is the highest quality zipper that can be used for a long time.

エクセラ

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The Hitoe® L-zip series has been recognized both nationally and internationally with numerous records and awards.

Awards

おもてなしセレクション 2018
Omotenashi Selection 2019
Hitoe® L-zip L & S

This award was established with the aim of discovering and spreading the world's excellent Japanese products and services that are full of the spirit of "Omotenashi" (hospitality). The award is given to products and services that are born from the consideration of the users, and that have been improved upon while carrying on the traditions.

Crowd Funding

2018
Makuake
7,071,840 yen, 732 persons
Hitoe® L-zip L v.2018 -Liscio-
Makuake
7,727,840 yen / 867 persons
Hitoe® L-zip S v.2018 -Liscio-
2019
未来ショッピング
21,097,260 yen / 1,534 persons
Hitoe® L-zip L v.2018 -Business-
Wallet crowdfunding reaches highest amount in Japan
Makuake
23,157,840 yen / 1988 persons
Hitoe® L-zip S v.2019 -Liscio-
Wallet crowdfunding reaches highest amount in Japan
Booster
8,309,580 yen/726 persons
Hitoe® L-zip S v.2019 -Velluto-
2020
Greenfunding
2,586,596 yen / 234 persons
Hitoe® L-zip S v.2019 -Natura-
未来ショッピング
8,235,100 yen/729 persons
Hitoe® L-zip S v.2019 -Business
Makuake
23,102,400 yen / 1486 persons
Hitoe® L-zip L v.2020 -Liscio-
未来ショッピング
12,285,00 yen / 650 persons
Hitoe® L-zip L v.2020 -Business
2021
Booster
16,422,621 yen/902 persons
Hitoe® L-zip L v.2021 -Liscio-

Italian vacetta leather

"Vacetta manufacturing method" that has been handed down in Tuscany, Italy since the beginning of the 9th century. This leather is tanned with natural tree tannins and carefully soaked with oil. The biggest feature of Vacetta leather is that it mainly uses neatsfoot oil in the greasing process, and it has a unique suppleness. Neatsfoot oil does not easily penetrate into leather, and it takes time to penetrate deep into the fibers. However, once it penetrates, it is hard to come off, and you can enjoy the moisturized and glossy leather quality almost permanently.
With its sticky smoothness, it is beautifully deepened in color and stands out among the many Italian leathers.

Deepening color gloss and aging

Vivid and transparent coloring is done with dyes only. Scratches and stains are not hidden by embossing or pigments, so they remain as they are. However, the fact that you can enjoy the texture of raw leather as it is is proof that it is the highest quality natural leather. Please accept the scratches and stains as a unique personality.
The more you use the dyed leather, the deeper the color becomes and you can enjoy aging. When it comes to aging, there is no leather to the right of Vacetta leather. It is beautiful and deepens the color in a short time.
Since it is a leather that grows together, it is also ideal as a gift for new beginnings such as admission, promotion, and employment.

"Business" aging example

The leather used for "Business" is oil nubuck with brushed silver surface (front side). It is velvety and soft to the touch, and contains a lot of oil, so aging progresses very quickly. The more you use it, the more calm the brushing becomes, the more glossy it becomes, and the deeper the color becomes.

Nero Nero (black) : Black like matte ink. The gloss gradually increases and the black becomes deeper.
GiunglaGiungla : Deep dark olives become even deeper in color.
Bruciato Bruciato (dark brown) : Dark brown becomes darker as you use it.
Cammello Cammello : Change to a beautiful candy color.

No need for oil care

I think that general leather has a glossy surface from the beginning. However, the oil on the surface volatilizes over time, loses its luster, and becomes dry. That's why regular oil care is essential.
This leather has a matte look. This is because even if you do not apply oil to the surface, the oil will soak into the fibers and the leather will not dry out. The more you use it, the more oil contained inside will seep out from the pores and coat the epidermis to make it glossy. Therefore, no oil care is required.
Please note that adding ready-made leather oil may cause the leather to become too oily and too soft.
The best maintenance is to do nothing and give the leather a proper stimulus.
Since it is not coated, the surface is soft and easily scratched, but some scratches will heal naturally if you rub it with your finger. Even deep scratches become familiar with aging and change to a leather texture.

About white powder

Since the leather is very oily, the oil component that has exuded from the pores may turn into white powder depending on the temperature, humidity, and ventilation conditions.
This is the same phenomenon as bloom of bridle leather, and it is not a defect of the product.
It is especially noticeable in winter and when the temperature is low, and it may look like mold at first glance, but it can be easily wiped off with a soft cloth. (Parts that are difficult to remove, such as stitches, disappear when warmed)
These symptoms are one of the good properties of oily leather. Thank you for your understanding.

Dimensions: approx. W.180 x H.99 x D.7mm (center) 20mm (maximum gusset)
Product weight: approx. 115g
Leather: Italian vegetable-tanned leather (vachetta method)
Country of manufacture: Japan
Intellectual property: Design registration No. 1604369
     Design registration No. 1637888
     Design registration No. 2021-017137
     International design registration (China, EU, US, Korea)
     Trademark registration No. 6253419
     International trademark registration (EU, US, China, Korea, Taiwan)