HITOE® L-ZIP L
Hospitality Selection 2019
It was selected as " Omotenashi Selection 2019 " because it was highly evaluated for sublimating Japan's unique culture and aesthetic sense into a simple design.
～ What is hospitality selection ～
Japanese hospitality quality selected by judges from all over the world.
This award is given to excellent hospitality products that represent Japan and are born from delicate consideration and craftsmanship.
Special specification with white wax [Natura]
"Natura" is an Italian word that means Nature. The surface of the leather is waxed white, and then put in a drum to give it a textured feel, using "Alaska".
The charm of Alaska is the unique, wild and natural texture of each one.
The more you use it, the more the wax on the surface rubs off, giving you the original look of leather, like Alaska in the spring when nature begins to look out of the white snow.
Past achievements of HITOE®
SYRINX's HITOE® series is a wallet that has achieved a number of records, including the highest amount of crowdfunding in Japan, and is now attracting a lot of attention.
The long wallet, which has updated the domestic highest amount of wallet (* as of January 31, 2019), has been significantly upgraded this time. It was reborn as "HITOE L-zip L".
Just (one), that's it
"I want to go out lightly with my hands without a bag!"
The HITOE® series was born to fulfill that desire.
"Comfort that is light in body and mind"
Functionality, portability, storage capacity. I am confident that HITOE®, which combines these, will surely enrich your life.
"HITOE® (single) structure" that stands out for its thinness
The wallet is thick because the cards and coins overlap. The solution to this problem is the "HITOE® (single) structure" (registered by the Japan Patent Office). Cards and coins are not stacked, they are dispersed horizontally, and they are overwhelmingly thinner than conventional wallets.
In addition, the number of overlapping leathers is 10 or more for general wallets. Only 4 HITOE® . This is the smallest wallet that can hold the coins and cards investigated.
20 banknotes, 15 coins, and 16 cards. Even with this much storage, the wallet is about 15mm thick. For a general wallet, 30 mm or more. It is overwhelmingly thin.
Challenge to "thick leather"
This leather is characterized by the fact that the oil penetrates deep into the fibers. If it is thinly strained, the original texture of the leather will be impaired and the strength will also deteriorate.
“Hide leather, but thin wallet” We challenged and reached this contradictory challenge with HITOE®. The exterior is made of "Genatsu leather" with a thickness of about 2 mm, which allows you to fully enjoy the original charm of leather. However, the thickness of the central part of the wallet is only 7mm. It is a "thick wallet" of "thick leather" that has never been seen before.
Upgraded to HITOE L-zip L to be unique
HITOE L-zip L makes full use of the many voices received from the previous model and thoroughly improves the points of concern. It has been reborn as a wallet that is not only thin but also has plenty of space.
Improvement point 1 Thinner and smarter
"I want to insert a few more cards" "It's hard to find if there are many cards"
We will improve it based on the voice sent to the long wallet of the previous work.
In the previous work, I was able to put up to 12 cards in one pocket at a time. However, if the number of cards is large, it will be thick and bulky, and it will be difficult to find the card you are looking for.
Therefore, instead of the multi-pocket, we increased the number of card pockets to two. By distributing the cards in two places, you can use it "thinner and smarter" even if you insert more cards.
The hint was HITOE L-zip S. With some concerns in advance, the extremely shallow coin pocket received many favorable evaluations, saying that it was "easy to use" without any negative opinions. Supported by that voice, the long wallet was drastically made shallower than the coin pocket, and the number of card pockets was increased to two.
Improvement 2 Custom-made puller
The fastener puller is an original custom-made mold for YKK. It consists of only straight lines and arcs, and the table has a simple design without a logo. It is hard to get caught in the pocket, and unnecessary force is not applied to the slider, which makes it more durable.
The logo is engraved on the back so that it is not noticeable. It is a convex type and also serves as a non-slip. When viewed from the side, the thicker the tip is the result of sticking to the ease of pinching.
It's a small part, but it's a condensed philosophy of SYRINX's design.
Improvement point 3 Polishing the edge
The leather edge (cut) is finished with a polished finish.
The edge of the paint that is generally used is worrisome that it will crack or peel off over time. It takes time, but the polished edge does not have to worry about it, and the more you use it, the more it tastes.
6 well-thought-out ease of use
01 Smartphones, passports, bankbooks
A typical long wallet is too thick to fit in a smartphone. However, with "HITOE®", which is thin even when packed, you can carry your smartphone in your wallet. A large iPhone XS Max is also included.
Since I started using "HITOE®", my commuting has changed. You no longer have to carry a bag to carry your wallet and iPhone, and now you just commute with this wallet in your pocket. And when you go out for lunch on weekdays, go out with your kids on weekends, or go shopping ... you can always accompany "HITOE®" only. You can realize a free-handed life with both hands, and there is no hassle.
It can also store bankbooks and passports, and can be used overseas as a passport case and wallet.
02 The shallower the coin pocket, the easier it is to use
If the coin pocket is deep, it will not be possible to find and remove coins smoothly. HITOE®'s shallow, wide-open coin pocket allows you to quickly find and retrieve the coins you need. If you close the zipper, you don't have to worry about coins spilling. Although it is shallow, it can store plenty of 20 coins. There is plenty of room to put in the maximum number of coins when using coins without waste, 999 yen = 15 coins (* photo).
03 Plenty of cards
There are two card pockets. It is convenient to store a health insurance card or point card that can be used with cash on the side of the coin pocket, and a driver's license or credit card that can be used alone on the bottom .
With the zipper closed, you don't have to worry about accidentally dropping your precious card.
04 Cashless smart, convenient double zipper
We adopted a special fastener with sliders on both ends.
If there is only one slider, the card under the coin pocket cannot be used unless it is opened wide. Double zips provide quick access with minimal movement. You don't have to worry about dropping coins unexpectedly, and you can use it smartly even without cash.
If you open the two zippers to the side of the coin pocket as shown in the picture, you can use both the card and cash at the same time.
05 A shape that is easy to put in and out of your pocket
HITOE® has one end thinly bound. Therefore, it is easy to put it in and out of your pocket without getting caught.
06 Highly durable fastener EXCELLA
Uses YKK's finest fastener " EXCELLA ". EXCELLA is a fastener with extremely high dimensional accuracy and little play in meshing. Therefore, it is hard to start using and you may feel a little stuck, but as you use it, it will gradually become smoother.
The cheaper the fastener, the more play in the dimensions and the lighter the movement. However, the bite is loose and may cause troubles such as biting or disengaging. EXCELLA is the pinnacle of fasteners that you can use for a long time.
Careful tailoring by Japanese leather craftsmen
High precision is required for SYRINX's lean and minimalist design. For this reason, SYRINX products are not mass-produced at factories, but are carefully selected from small workshops in Japan with high technological capabilities, and SYRINX's commitment is carefully realized.
The joy of opening the box
We will deliver it in a special just-sized cosmetic box that can be used even during storage. It is also ideal for gifts.
External dimensions: Approx. W.180 x H.99 x D.7mm (center) 20mm (maximum gusset)
Product weight: Approximately 115g
Leather: Italian vegetable tanned leather ( La Perla Azzurra Alaska)
Production: Japan Intellectual Property: Design Registration No. 1637888 International Design (China) Registration No. 5338809 The Hague International Design Registration DM / 203565
* Please see here for product warranty and handling precautions.
The leather used for "Natura" is made in Santa Croce, Tuscany, Italy, which is said to be the birthplace of plant tannins. We use thick, high-quality raw leather from France and Keprachotannin from Argentina, which we have thoroughly selected.
> The surface is waxed and then put in a drum to give it a wild and natural texture.
Deepening color gloss and aging
The more you use it, the more the wax on the surface rubs and disappears. The original look of leather appears, just like the spring land where nature began to look out from the white snow.
The wax on the surface and the natural grain make it hard to scratch, and by using it, the color and luster will deepen and you can enjoy the real pleasure of aging.
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.
Since it is a leather that grows together, it is also ideal as a gift for new beginnings such as admission, promotion, and employment.
"Natura" aging example
Cammello : A standard color. The wax that remains on the grain is removed and gradually turns amber.
Grafite : A dark gray like graphite appears from under the light gray color.
No need for oil care
Plenty of oil soaks into the fibers, and the more you use it, the more oil contained inside oozes out from the pores and coats the epidermis to make it glossy.
Therefore, no oil care is required. Do not use waterproof sprays or other coatings. The leather cannot breathe and hardens.
The best maintenance is to do nothing and give the leather a proper stimulus.
Personality of "Natura"
"Natura" has not only scratches and stains, but also large wrinkles, small wrinkles, and almost no wrinkles. Please understand that there is no one that is the same.
The cows that are the source of this leather are grazing and bred so that they can grow healthy without stress. This leather has a delicate finish so that you can enjoy the original charm of high-quality leather. Therefore, "living proof (natural mark)" such as wrinkles and scratch marks that originally existed may be engraved. The Natural Mark is a proof of good quality natural leather, and as you use it, it becomes the unique taste of the product.
Rose wound / bloodline
It is a trace of a small scratch or insect bite when bumping or fighting. The more you grow up in an environment closer to nature, the more you grow. Depth, length, and size vary depending on the individual.
It is often found after blood vessels, especially on the floor.
It is a trace of deep wrinkles that are often seen from around the neck to along the spine. Italian leather is popular because it is said that the more tigers there are, the more beautiful it is. The fiber density around the spine is the highest, and there is no problem with strength.
Color unevenness may occur due to differences in fiber density. Due to the unevenness of the leather quality, it is unavoidable as long as the leather is a natural material.
Please note that it is the one and only individuality of leather.