I like the shape of envelopes.
A rectangular and diagonal interwoven rhythm, a state of keeping a seal in the center.
Based on the shape of such an envelope, I made a long wallet that I can use a lot and can use a lot.
* Material: the finest Italian leather (Tempesti, Italy)
* Size: T110 × W200 × D35 mm (Please allow some errors)
* Leather: A solid thickness and a smooth leather with good hand familiarity, leather with natural unevenness and transparency with dye dyeing.
* Color: Charcoal gray (It will change to a deeper hue depending on aging, sunburn, friction etc)
[Large wallet made with fine oil finish Italian leather]
Fold fold open widely. The zipper also opens wide and the small change is easy to take out.
12 cards in a side-by-side insertion. Recommended for those who want to have many cards.
Many lucky, the front end is covered with an inner lid. In addition, you can use it even if you insert a passbook etc. because there is a partition on the back.
【What you would like me to know when choosing this leather goods】
Everybody knows that there is a big difference in their nature and price even if they say "genuine leather" bitefully.
Actually, even if it is indicated as "real leather", its price is quite varied.
Although the difference in price depends on the design and manufacturing process, it is not unusual to have a difference of more than 10 times with the same real leather even if you compare it in the place of "material cost of leather".
Why so much difference? The reason is described below.
Leather can be roughly divided into two manufacturing methods. "Chrome tanning" and "vegetable tannin tanning".
Currently, leather that is on the market is dominated by leather tanned using "chrome tanning" chemical ingredients.
Chrome tanned leather has the advantage that the surface is finished relatively uniformly, it has flexibility and it is resistant to heat.
Also, because it is finished in large quantities in a short time, the cost is also cheap, but on the other hand, it is also a leather that makes it difficult for "aging", which is the real pleasure of using real leather.
Scratches and dirt of aging will remain unchanged as scratched dirt as it is, it will be seen as "deteriorated" in the eyes.
In other words [Chrome tanned leather is a material suitable for mass production, I think that it can be said that the most beautiful leather when finished].
Meanwhile, the leather tanned using the astringent taste of "plant tannin tanning" is called "leather nume".
Nume leather tanning is an ancient process. The finish that keeps the texture of the raw skin, the surface is easily affected by innate scars and blood traces, the softness also differs depending on the part.
It is costly to finish over a long period of time, it is hard to say that it is a stable material, but leather that can enjoy the "aging" such as change of gloss by long use and increasing color depth.
[Nume leather is an old manufacturing method, it takes time and cost, but it is not perfect when you put it in hand, I think that you can say that leather is growing attachment over time.
What you are asking for material of leather, is not it "a material that will crawl for a long time"?
"Because you have leather goods at a great price, I'd like you to choose leather that you can taste the change by using it for long."
From that idea, KALEIDOSCOPE's work is focused on "Nume leather".
【The leather used in this work is manufactured by Italy · Tempesty company, it is the finest Italian shoulder. "The more beautiful you use it," I chose the most suitable material considering long use. 】
It is a fine Italian single bat made in Tempesti, a long-established tanner located in the Santa Croce area called the birthplace of vegetable tanning even in the Tuscan region where many tanners gather.
We do not use natural color unevenness finished with 100% dye and do not do "finishing" finish but we take the time carefully and we are using leather characterized by a bucket finish of oil added 1.5 to 2 times normal.
[As much as possible, we use solid brass as the metal fittings]
Like leather, taste comes out enough to wear.
As you start to use, because leather is tight, you may find it hard to close the bracket, but it will become familiar as you use it.
Since the spring hook also wears, if you make it easier to close it from the beginning, we will make this kind of adjustment as there is a risk that the hook will become loose in a short period of time.
[Commitment in production]
As much as possible by hand.
The work of KALEIDOSCOPE sticks to "making it by hand cutting with the leather kitchen knife that I sharpened as much as possible".
I also produce paper patterns on thick paper, cut by hands.
I would be happy if you feel the feel of hand-made work one by one.
Production place / Production method
Origin: Japan handmade (imported Italian luxury leather into Japan, designed and produced by Japanese craftsmen)