HITOE® L-zip L
Thick leather thin wallet
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Special specification with soft touch [Velluto]
"Velluto" is an Italian word for velvet or velvet. "HITOE L-zip L Velluto" isVachetta leatherUses oil nubuck with a short brushed silver surface.
It features a soft and comfortable touch and an elegant, matte expression.
Aging is very fast, brushing of the rubbed part calms down and color and luster increase.
History of HITOE®
SYRINX's HITOE® series is a wallet that has earned a lot of attention as it has achieved numerous records, including the highest amount of crowdfunding in Japan.
The long wallet, which updated the domestic maximum amount of wallets (* as of January 2019, 1), has been significantly upgraded. Reborn as "HITOE L-zip L".
Simply (only), that's it
"I want to go out lightly with my hands without having a bag!"
The HITOE® series was born to fulfill that desire.
"Light and comfortable comfort"
Functionality, portability, storage capacity. I am convinced that HITOE® that has all these features will enrich your life.
"HITOE® (single) structure" that stands out thinness
The reason why the wallet is thicker is because the card and the coin overlap. The solution to this is the HITOE® (single) structure (patent office design registered). Instead of stacking cards and coins, they are distributed horizontally, making it much thinner than conventional wallets.
In addition, there are more than 10 common leather wallets. Only four HITOE®. This is the smallest wallet that can hold the coins and cards we surveyed.
20 bills, 15 coins, and 16 cards. Even with this much storage, the wallet is about 15mm thick. For a typical wallet, 30mm or more. It is overwhelmingly thin.
Challenge to "thick leather"
This leather is characterized by its moist texture, where oil penetrates deep into the fibers. If thinly strained, the original texture of the leather will be lost and the strength will deteriorate.
"Leather remains thick, but the wallet is thin." We challenged and reached this conflicting challenge with HITOE®. For the exterior, "genuatsu" leather with a thickness of about 2 mm, which allows you to fully enjoy the original charm of leather. However, the central wallet is only 7mm thick. It is a "thin wallet" of "thick leather" that has never existed before.
Upgrade to HITOE L-zip L to the one and only existence
HITOE L-zip L makes use of the many voices received in the previous model and thoroughly improves the points of concern. It has been reborn as a wallet that is not only thin but also plenty.
Improvement XNUMX Thinner and smarter
"I want to insert a little more cards."
Improve based on the voice sent to the long wallet of the previous work.
In the previous work, up to 1 cards could be put together in one pocket. However, the larger the number, the thicker and more bulky it becomes difficult to find the card you want.
So instead of multi-pockets, we increased the number of card pockets to two. By distributing cards in two places, even more cards can be used "thinner and smarter".
The hint was HITOE L-zip S. Due to other concerns in advance, the extremely shallow coin pocket received many negative reviews, saying that it was "easy to use" without negative comments. Supported by that voice, the long wallet also drastically made the coin pocket shallower and increased the card pocket to two places.
Improvement point XNUMX Custom-made puller
The fastener puller is an original tool whose mold is custom made to YKK. A simple design consisting of straight lines and arcs, and no logo on the table. It is hard to be caught in the pocket, unnecessary force is not applied to the slider, and durability has been increased.
The logo is engraved small on the back to make it inconspicuous. It is convex and also serves as non-slip. When viewed from the side, the thicker tip is the result of sticking to the pinch.
Although it is a small part, SYRINX's philosophy on design is condensed.
Improvement point XNUMX Polishing edge
The edge of the leather edge has been polished.
We are worried that the edge of the paint that is generally adopted will crack or peel off over time. It takes time, but there is no need to worry about polishing the edge, and the more you use it, the more it tastes.
6 thoughtful ease of use
01 Smartphone, passport, bank passbook
A typical long wallet is too thick to hold a smartphone. However, even if the contents are thin, "HITOE®" allows you to carry a smartphone with you in your wallet. Also includes a large iPhone XS Max.
When I started using "HITOE®", my commute changed first. You no longer need to carry a bag with you to put your wallet and iPhone, and now you just put this wallet in your pocket and commute to work. And on weekdays lunch, when you go out to play with your children on weekends, you can shop ... Always accompanied by "HITOE®". Both hands can realize free-handed life, and there is no hassle.
It can also store bank passbooks and passports, and can be used overseas as a passport case and wallet.
02 The shallower coin pocket is easier to use
If the coin pocket is deep, you will not be able to find and remove coins smoothly. HITOE®'s shallow, wide open coin pocket lets you quickly find and retrieve the coin you need. If you close the zipper, you don't have to worry about coins spilling. It is shallow but can hold 20 coins. The maximum number of coins that can be used without waste is ¥ 999 = 15 coins (* photo), but there is still room.
03 Plenty of cards
There are two card pockets.Next to the coin pocketHealth insurance card used with cash, point card, etc.BelowIt is convenient to store a license or credit card used alone.
When you close the zipper, you don't have to worry about accidentally dropping an important card.
04 Smartless, convenient double fastener
A special fastener with sliders at both ends has been adopted.
If there is only one slider, the card under the coin pocket cannot be used unless it is wide open. Double fasteners provide quick access with minimal movement. There is no need to worry about suddenly dropping coins.
If you open the two fasteners to the side of the coin pocket as shown in the picture, you can use the card and cash all at the same time.
05 Shape easy to put in and out of pocket
HITOE® has one end thinly bound. Therefore, putting it in and out of the pocket is smooth without getting caught.
06 Durable fastener EXCELLA
YKK's top-level fastenersEXCELLAAdopted.EXCELLAIs a fastener with extremely high dimensional accuracy and little play in meshing. For this reason, it may be hard to start using the product, and you may feel a little bit caught, but by using it, it will gradually become smoother.
The cheaper the fastener, the greater the play of the dimensions and the lighter the movement. However, the bite is sweet and can cause bites, disengagement and trouble. Carefully polished the entire surface of the element one by one, exquisite EXCELLAIs the best zipper you can use for a long time.
Careful tailoring by Japanese leather craftsmen
SYRINX's lean minimal design requires high precision. For this reason, SYRINX products are not mass-produced in factories, but carefully selected from small workshops in Japan that have high technical skills, and we have carefully realized SYRINX's commitment.
The joy of opening the box
Delivered in a special-sized just-in-size box that can be used during storage. It is also ideal for gifts.
Dimensions: About W.180 x H.99 x D.7mm (center) 20mm (gusset maximum)
Product weight: Approximately 115 g
Leather: Italian Vachetta leather (Tempesti Elbamatt)
Accessories: Italian Plant Tannin Tanned Leather Association Quality Certificate
Intellectual Property: Design Registration No. 1637888
International Design (China) Registration No. 5338009
Hague International Design Registration DM / 203565
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Italian Vachetta leather
The "Vachetta method" has been used in the Tuscany region of Italy since the beginning of the 9th century. Leather tanned with natural tree tannins and thoroughly impregnated with oil. Vachetta leather is used in the greasing processBeef leg oilIts main feature is to use it with its unique flexibility.Beef leg oilDoes not easily penetrate the leather, and it takes time to soak into the fibers. However, once penetrated, it is hard to come off, and you can enjoy moisturized and glossy leather quality almost permanently.
With its smoothness that sticks to it, it has a beautiful and deeply beautiful color and stands out among the many Italian leathers.
Deepening colors and aging
Vivid and transparent coloring is done only with dyes. The scratches and stains remain as they are because they are not hidden by embossing or pigment. However, the fact that you can enjoy the texture of raw leather as it is is the proof that it is the highest quality natural leather. Please accept scratches and stains as a unique character.
The leather finished with dye deepens the color as you use it, and you can enjoy aging. When it comes to aging, there is no leather to the right of Vachetta leather. It is beautiful, and the color and luster deepen in a short time.
Because it is a leather that grows together, it is also a great gift for a new start such as enrollment, promotion, or employment.
"Velluto" aging example
The leather used for "Velluto" is an oil nubuck with a brushed silver surface (front side), which is tougher and lasts longer than suede with a brushed floor surface. It features a velvety soft and silky feel, and contains a lot of oil, so aging progresses very quickly. The more you use it, the more brushed it will calm down, the gloss will increase and the color will deepen.
Agave(Agave)A: From the shallow sea to the deep sea.
Piombo(lead): From greige to deep dark brown with reduced saturation.
Giallo(yellow): From bright yellow to amber.
No oil care required
I think that the surface of ordinary leather is shiny from the beginning. However, the oil on the surface volatilizes over time, loses its luster and becomes dry. That is why regular oil care is essential.
This leather has a matte look with no luster. 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. The more you use it, the oil contained inside will ooze out from the pores and coat the epidermis to give it a glossy appearance. Therefore, no oil care is needed.
Please note that adding ready-made leather oil may cause the leather to become over-oiled and become too soft.
Doing nothing and giving the leather a moderate stimulus is the best maintenance.
The surface is soft and easily scratched because it is not coated, but some scratches will recover naturally if rubbed with a finger. Deep wounds become familiar with aging and change into leather texture.
About white powder
Since it is a very oily leather, the oil component that oozes out from the pores may become white powder depending on the temperature, humidity and ventilation conditions.
This is the same phenomenon as bridle leather bloom, etc., not a product defect.
It is especially noticeable in winter, when the temperature is low, and it may look like a mold, but it can be easily wiped off with a soft cloth. (Parts that are difficult to remove finely, such as stitches, disappear when heated.)
These symptoms are one of the good properties of oily leather. We appreciate your understanding.
The cattle are grazed on the ranch so that they can grow healthy without stress. The cow is engraved with the "living proof (natural mark)" on the leather.
・ Scratch: Original skin scars, scratches and spots.
-Uneven color: The fiber density and thickness are different. Occurs depending on lots and parts.
Blood line: A streak pattern in which traces of blood vessels immediately below become dark.
・ Tiger: Streaky stripes at places where wrinkles tend to come close, such as near the neck
Usually, these are often hidden by embossing and pigments, in which case the original texture of leather is lost.
The finish that makes use of the base material like this leather may have natural marks, but you can enjoy the original texture of leather.
The Natural Mark is a proof of good quality natural leather, and we ask that you acknowledge it as the unique character of the product.
(Scratches, uneven color, blood lines, wrinkles)
If SYRINX products are used for their original purpose within the scope of common sense, a warranty period of one year from the date of purchase is provided for material and structural defects.
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