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 specifications for soft touch [Velluto]
"Velluto" is an Italian word meaning velvet or velvet. "HITOE L-zip L Velluto" uses oil nubuck with a short brushed silver surface (surface) of Vacetta leather .
It features a soft and comfortable feel and an elegant and matte look.
Aging is very fast, the raised areas of the rubbed area will calm down, and the color and luster will increase.
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 its moist texture, with the oil penetrating 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 ... Always with "HITOE®". 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 at the beginning of use 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 ( Vacetta manufacturing method)
Production: Japan Accessories: Italian Plant Tannin Tanned Leather Association Quality Certificate Cosmetic Box Instruction Manual 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.
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.
Example of aging of "Velluto"
The leather used for "Velluto" is oil nubuck with brushed silver surface (front side), which is stronger and lasts longer than suede with brushed floor surface. 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.
Agave : From shallow water to deep sea.
Piombo (lead) : From Greige to deep dark brown with reduced saturation.
: From bright mauve to deep purple.
Giallo (yellow) : From bright yellow to amber.
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 the 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.
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.