Hitoe® L-zip L- Velluto - v.2020

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£84.00 £116.00
Color: Lead
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おもてなしセレクション 2018


Hitoe® Achievements to Date

SYRINX's Hitoe® series of wallets is hot off the press, having achieved numerous records, including the highest crowdfunding amount 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® (single) structure" that stands out for its thinness


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.


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.


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 at a time. 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.


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.


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 it is used, the more it will develop its own flavor.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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)

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 Agave : From shallow water to deep sea.
Piombo Piombo (lead) : From Greige to deep dark brown with reduced saturation.
Viola : From bright mauve to deep purple.
Giallo 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 Hitoe® L-zip series has been recognized both nationally and internationally with numerous records and 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

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

SYRINX products are made of carefully selected materials. Please handle with care for long-lasting use.
Due to the finish that brings out the texture of the raw hides, there may be scratches, uneven coloring, stains, or wrinkles on the surface. Also, please note that due to the delicate surface, there is a possibility that slight scratches, press marks, abrasions, etc. may be found during the manufacturing process.

Care of the vacchetta leather

No oil care is required for products just received. Vachetta leather contains sufficient oil inside the leather. When the surface of the leather is irritated, the oil contained inside seeps out from the pores and coats the epidermis, making it shiny. It also increases the waterproofing effect. Adding ready-made leather oil to the leather may cause it to become too soft due to excess oil.

The basic maintenance is to wipe dry. Use a soft cloth or leather brush.

If the surface becomes dry after prolonged use, we recommend using a wax with wax and oil as its ingredients.

Since leather is very delicate to water and easily deformed by moisture, we recommend the use of a fluorine-based waterproofing spray. (However, please use at your own risk.)

Please refer to the following page for the spraying instructions with pictures.
Waterproof Spray Method

    Because tanned leather is dyed and finished, its surface is very delicate and easily scratched. However, if the leather is used with care, scratches and stains will gradually become a part of its texture. Daily wiping with a soft cloth and brushing are recommended, but the best maintenance is to use the leather and give it the proper amount of stimulation.

    Other points to note

    • Size may change slightly with use.
    • Color fading may occur. Please be careful not to combine with light-colored clothing.
    • Color and texture may vary depending on the lot and part.
    • Due to changes in temperature and other factors, oil and fat components may appear white on the surface. It can be removed by lightly rubbing the surface.
    • When storing the product for a long period of time, please air dry the product regularly with a soft cloth to prevent mold from forming.
    • The contents should not be left in place for long periods of time, but should be removed periodically to allow airflow inside.
    • The color of the product may look slightly different from the actual color of the product depending on the monitor environment.

    The official SYRINX online store ships products Monday through Saturday (excluding New Year's holidays and national holidays). 11,000 yen or more orders can also specify a delivery date and time. Please see below for details.

    In addition, we have stopped using plastic-derived outer bags and replaced them with paper sleeves to protect the environment. We ask for your understanding that scratches and other defects may occur to the paper sleeve during storage and transportation.

    Shipping charges

    • 0-10,999 yen: Post 440 yen (tax included)
    • 11,000 - 21,999 yen: Home delivery 880 yen (tax included)
    • 22,000 yen or more: Free home delivery

    Shipment date

    Orders placed by mid-morning Monday through Saturday (excluding New Year holidays and national holidays ) will be shipped the same day in the evening.
    Delivery may be delayed if there is an error in the delivery process. The most common causes of delivery processing errors are date/time specification for post delivery, postal code errors, missing city/town names, and telephone number errors.

    Please note the following.

    • Postal delivery time and date cannot be specified. If the total value of the order is less than 11,000 yen, the order will be shipped by post, and if you specify a date and time, an error will occur in the delivery process and the shipment will be delayed.
    • For corporate customers, the specified date and time will not be reflected in the delivery.
    • The specified date and time will not be reflected outside of Japan. (This service is not available for shipments outside of Japan.)
    • You can specify a delivery date and time from 2 days after the next business day. (This service is not available for shipments outside of Japan.
    • Time can only be specified for pre-order items. The specified date will not be reflected.
    • For delivery to Okinawa and remote islands, the specified date and time will not be reflected.
    • The specified date and time may be subject to change due to the delivery company's circumstances.

    Thank you for using SYRINX.
    For the following requests, please contact us from " Inquiries " with the email address and order number at the time of ordering.
    Only products purchased directly from the official website are supported.
    Crowdfunding terms and conditions take precedence over the products you are looking for in crowdfunding.

    In addition, we make effective use of the leather we receive from our precious lives as much as possible.
    However, if the returned product has a trace of use, it cannot be resold even if it is repaired, so there is no choice but to discard it. Therefore, exchanges and returns are limited to unused items. When the product arrives, please be sure to check that there are no problems before using it.


    1 year warranty

    SYRINX products come with a "Spontaneous Failure Warranty (all or part of the functions cannot be used due to a defect)" for one year after the product arrives. It is applied when it is damaged even though it has been used normally. This warranty covers defects caused by inadequate materials and manufacturing methods. The warranty does not cover damage caused by misuse or neglect of necessary maintenance, and scratches / wear caused by normal use. In addition, regarding replacement due to initial failure, we will rely on the "Initial Defect Guarantee" described later.

    • YKK's Excella fasteners are initially hard because they have high dimensional accuracy and few gaps. It will become smoother and smoother.
    • Please do not put sharp objects.
    • If it is stored too much, the leather may stretch and deform, or the stitched parts may be overstressed and damaged.
    • Peeling of adhesive is considered wear due to normal use.
    • Due to reasons such as non-repairability or trouble during repair, we may replace it with a new one or issue a gift certificate equivalent to the purchase price.
    • Please bear the shipping fee to us.
    Initial defect guarantee

    All SYRINX products will be exchanged or refunded in full for 7 days after the product arrives if there is a mistake or initial defect. However, if any of the following items apply, we will repair or refund the product price for functional defects, and we will return the scratches and aesthetics as they are by cash on delivery.

    • Products used by customers
    • Products that have been damaged, soiled, or processed by the customer
    • When accessories such as product boxes, tags, and manuals are soiled, damaged, or lost

    * Please send it to us by cash on delivery (please pay from outside Japan).


    All SYRINX products are repaired so that you can use them for a long time with peace of mind.

    • We will check the state of the defect at our shop, and if repair is possible, we will inform you for a fee.
    • In the unlikely event of trouble during repair, we may replace it with a repaired product and send you a new one.


    In-stock items are processed automatically, so we cannot accept cancellations or changes after your order has been placed. However, you can cancel your reservation order on the official website until it arrives at the delivery warehouse. Please see "About pre-orders" for detailed conditions.


    We accept returns of unused items for any reason. Please contact us within 7 days after the item arrives. Please bear the shipping fee to us.
    After confirming that the returned product is unused, we will refund the product price (shipping fee is not applicable) to the settlement account.

    If the package you sent cannot be delivered due to an incorrect delivery address or storage expiration date, it will be treated as a return. We will deduct the round-trip shipping fee and refund it to the settlement account.

    We cannot accept returns if any of the following items apply. Please note that we will resend the item by payment.

    • Products used by customers
    • Products that have been damaged, soiled, or processed by the customer
    • Made-to-order products such as build-to-order manufacturing, repair and customization
    • Products purchased by crowdfunding
    • Outlet products / sale products
    • When accessories such as product boxes, tags, and manuals are soiled, damaged, or lost

    [Return address]

    Mita Hills 201, 4-13-18 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo
    (* We do not support telephone calls, so please use the form on the "Inquiry" page for inquiries .)

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