HITOE® FOLD
--Liscio -
Small thin wallet

$185
Color: Camel
Dominant hand:

General sales start

HITOE FOLD -Liscio- has achieved the second highest crowdfunding in Japan (55,481,020 yen *). Thank you for your many applications, far beyond your imagination. We will start general sales in order to respond to the voices of those who wish to purchase new products.
*The number one in Japan is HITOE® FOLD ARIA 78,540,000 yen * As of 2021.6.24, the HITOE® series isMonopolized the domestic successive # 1 to 3 positions

It will be sold by reservation until the shipment of crowdfunding is completed. Estimated delivery time is about 1 week to 10 days later.

When making a reservation, please be sure to read " About pre-orders ".
(* Cancellation is possible free of charge until the product arrives at the warehouse)

Minimal design

Small and thin wallet "HITOE® FOLD". Its minimalist design attracted a great deal of attention in crowdfunding that started on February 8, 2020, and the production volume for one year (3,500 pieces / 51,795,439 yen) was sold out in just 18 days. We achieved the highest amount of crowdfunding in Japan for wallets at that time.

The topical work has been reborn.
-Addition of bill holders-Prevention of shape loss-Improvement of slippage of banknotes-Prevention of skimming-Left-handed support We have sincerely responded to the numerous requests we have received so far, and have evolved into a more complete wallet.

What is HITOE®?

Minimal design

"I want to go out lightly with my hands without a bag!" The HITOE® series was born to fulfill that desire.
This "HITOE ® FOLD" is an evolution of the HITOE ® series that pursues not only "thin" but also "small" wallets.
In pursuit of the ultimate simple design, smooth usability, ample storage capacity, and ideals suitable for the cashless era, we have devised and designed it.

Small [thin wallet] HITOE Fold Small, thin leather wallet

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

The wallet gets thicker because the cards and coins overlap. The solution to this is the "HITOE® (single) structure". It is overwhelmingly thinner than conventional wallets without stacking cards and coins.
Only 4 to 5 pieces of leather overlap, totaling about 6 mm.
10 banknotes, 15 coins, 6 cards. Even with plenty of storage, it is overwhelmingly thin.

Unique three-dimensional sewing No waste layout

Commitment to design

1 To a more complete design

The painful corners are layered with leather on the surface and leather on the interior. At the same time, the thickness of the leather has been adjusted to improve durability, while the overall thickness has become thinner than before the model change.
It is a more complete design that does not easily lose its shape.

Unique flap Durable corners and edges

2 Pursuit of thinness

You can reduce the size by changing the "seam allowance", which is a feature of the appearance, to "rolling in (shown below)".
Still, the reason for using "seam allowance" instead of "engagement".
That is to pursue "thinness". "Involvement" is inconsistent with the most important concept of this wallet, "thinness", because even if it gets smaller, the leather overlaps and becomes thicker.
The sharpened tension and dignified appearance can be put together by highlighting the concept.
SYRINX is aiming for the ultimate.

Perspective view of HITOE Fold Size comparison by edge processing method
Small [thin wallet] HITOE Fold Lean thinness

3 Design according to the providence of nature

"Why is the golden ratio beautiful?"
The golden ratio is a rectangle formed by spirally repeating a square with a Fibonacci sequence (1 2 3 5 8 13 21 ...) as one side. (Figure below) It converges to about 1: 1.618.
And this sequence is hidden everywhere in nature. Tree branches, blood vessel branches, number of petals, sunflower seeds. The spiral shape that connects the vertices can be found not only in shells, typhoons, spiral galaxies, but also in the most beautiful arts such as the pyramids, the Parthenon, and the Thirty-Six Views of Tomitake.
Since it is deeply related to the providence of nature and life, the golden ratio based on the Fibonacci sequence will also touch the heartstrings.
The important thing is not to make each element the golden ratio. The proportions from the details to the whole become a well-proportioned design that resonates with the Fibonacci sequence.

Perspective view of HITOE Fold Design based on the Fibonacci sequence

Seven well-thought-out ease of use

It's not just thinness and compactness. We also pursued usability so that each movement can be completed with the least amount of action.

1 A new idea to use the stored card as a fastener

We have devised a unique way to hang the corner holder integrated with the bill holder on the card to be stored. (Patent pending)
Not only does it serve as a flap fastener, it also prevents the card from falling.

Unique flap Corner holder integrated with bill holder
It looks like the flap is closed Firmly prevents unexpected card drops

2 Put it in leather, that's it.

Appearance just sandwiched between leather. No extra things such as hardware and stoppers stick out, so there is no catch in your pocket.

HITOE Fold upright Consists of leather without using any hardware

3 Quickly open and close with a "dogleg"

You can easily remove the stopper by bending the boundary between the card and the coin into a "dogleg" shape. With this one action, you can access coins, banknotes, cards, everything and check out quickly.

HITOE Fold upright Bend into a "dogleg" to open and close smoothly
Just slide while holding down how to close

4 Banknotes remain as they are

Just insert the bill without folding it. It has high visibility and is easy to take out. The wallet can be used with the wallet in the vertical direction.

Can be taken in and out smoothly without touching the bill holder

5 Cards smoothly

You can insert and remove cards smoothly by taking advantage of the notch for hanging the stopper. In addition, your fingers go deep into the back of the card, making it easier to grasp.

Smooth not only to put out but also to put in

6 shallow coin pocket

With a shallow coin pocket, you can quickly find the coin you need and quickly remove it. If you close your wallet, you don't have to worry about coins spilling. Contains 999 yen (15 sheets).

Hard to spill during use

7 Can be used habitually for a long time

The seam allowance is extremely small, and the design does not lose its shape even if you use it for a long time.
Also, most wallet problems are caused by hardware and sewing. No hardware is used and there are only 5 pieces to sew. further,Sewing is designed to avoid areas that are easily worn, such as the edges and the center, so that an unreasonable load is not applied.
It is a simple and durable structure that can be used habitually for a long time.

HITOE Fold seen from the front Minimalistic shape without waste

About skimming prevention

Electronic money, my number card, etc.With the spread of non-contact IC cards , skimming prevention measures are becoming more important.
On the other hand, some people don't want to sacrifice texture or thinness for unnecessary features.
A skimming prevention card is attached so that you can choose to use it. Only two contactless cards in close contact can be protected, but they are thin and do not get in the way in your wallet.

Anti-skimming card * One card is included. You cannot choose the color.

Commitment to Made in TOKYO

High precision is required for the minimal design of SYRINX. At a long-established leather workshop with abundant experience and high technology, SYRINX's commitment is carefully realized.
Thick leather is sewn with a very small width, the floor surface (the back side of the leather) is polished, and the edge (cross section of the leather) is troweled with a thin line (necking), and attention is paid to every detail without compromise.
We perform everything from design to production in Tokyo, and deliver world-class Made in TOKYO quality.

Engraved HITOE Fold Pursuing simplicity, the engraving is hidden under the card
Engraved HITOE Fold Beautiful seam allowance edge treatment

Intellectual property protection efforts

"HITOE® Fold" has registered 3 designs in Japan and has applied for 1 patent. Furthermore, with a view to global expansion, we are also conducting international registration and international trademark registration.


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.

Perfect size vanity case

Hospitality Selection 2020

Hospitality

HITOE® FOLD was selected for "Omotenashi Selection 2020 " 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.


Product Specifications

External dimensions: Approx. W9.2 x H9.2 x D1.1 cm
(When storing 5 banknotes, 5 cards, and coins as appropriate)
Maximum capacity: 15 banknotes, 15 coins, 6 cards Product weight: Approximately 42g
Leather: Italian vegetable tanned leather (Vacetta manufacturing method)
Production: Japan Accessories: 1 skimming prevention card

* Please use the wallet vertically.
* Please see here for product warranty and handling precautions.
* Please note that if the number of cards is small, it will easily fall while using the wallet. (It will not fall when the stopper is on)

"HITOE® FOLD ARIA" is a flagship model that pursues materials, design, functionality, all without compromise. "HITOE® FOLD" has realized the concept with thick leather that allows you to enjoy the texture and aging of leather.

1 Material

"HITOE® FOLD" utilizes the characteristics of leather as it is and uses high quality thick leather. The leather floor (back side) is processed to prevent fluffing in order to make banknotes slippery.

"HITOE® FOLD ARIA" is both thin and durable by laminating thinly strained leather and making both sides silver. When you pick it up, it has a light finish.

Usage state seen from an angle Left: Liscio Right: Aria

2 sizes

"HITOE® FOLD ARIA" is about 2mm smaller in width than "HITOE® FOLD".

In both cases, the maximum number of leather layers is 5, but the total thickness of the leather is about 1 mm thinner for "HITOE® FOLD ARIA".

Palm size Palm size

3 configurations

"HITOE® FOLD" has 5 parts and 5 stitches.

"HITOE® FOLD ARIA" has 3 parts and only 3 stitches.

The difference is the presence or absence of stitches on the side of the wallet, and when loading and unloading banknotes from the side, "HITOE® FOLD" may feel stuck in the stitches compared to the smoothness of "HITOE® FOLD ARIA".

Q. Do you have any tips for opening and closing?
A. You can use it smoothly if you bend the boundary between the coin and the card into a "<" shape.

Q. When I close it, it gets distorted.
A. The cause is the misuse of hanging triangular leather on the outside of the wallet. Please use it by hanging it only on the card.

Q. Will coins overflow?
A. Coins will not overflow when the wallet is closed. Even when opened or slightly downward, the coin pocket lid keeps coins in place and does not overflow.

Q. Is it unexpectedly thick?
A. Thick leather is used for the exterior, so it has a solid texture and makes it easier to feel thicker than the dimensions. Furthermore, since the leather is initially hard, the bent part tends to swell and the thickness increases. After using it for 2 to 3 months, the leather will gradually become familiar and thin.

Q. How long does it take for the leather to become familiar?
A. The thickness and hardness vary depending on the lot, and it depends on how you use it, so I can't say it unconditionally, but I think it will take about 2 to 3 months. Frequent use is the best maintenance. Please refrain from oil care as it will result in excess oil.
Thank you for your patronage.

Liscio

"Liscio" means "smooth" in Italian. The leather used in this series is "Vacetta leather", which 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 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 forever.
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.

Aging example

Smooth and sticky texture. There is a sense of transparency that shows the expression of the raw leather. The more you use it, the deeper the color and luster.

Camel Camel : The color of camel hair. Bright yellowish brown.
Chestnut Chestnut : Maroon. Reddish brown.
Teal Teal : The color of the duck's face. The blue-green color gradually becomes darker.
Black Black : From a matte look to a glossy black.

No need for oil care

The oil that has soaked into the fibers oozes out from the pores as it is used, coating the surface and giving it a glossy appearance. 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.

* A delicate finish is applied so that you can enjoy the original charm of high-quality leather. Therefore, there is a possibility that natural marks such as wrinkles and scratches that originally existed may appear.

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

scratch
scratch

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.

Bloodline

It is often found after blood vessels, especially on the floor.

Tiger

Tiger

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

Color unevenness

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.

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