While some might avoid wool due to its itchy nature, it’s important to note that the itchiness greatly depends on the thickness of the fibers. This jersey shirt utilizes extremely fine high-quality wool, giving off a beautiful sheen reminiscent of silk on its surface. The touch is so smooth and comfortable that it hardly feels like wool.
With a balance that is neither too thick nor too thin, this jersey shirt is perfect for the current season of fluctuating daytime temperatures. As colder days approach, it pairs wonderfully with sweaters or cardigans, proving its versatility throughout the extended season.
伸縮性に富み、動きにフィット Rich in elasticity and fits the body
Compared to the bright and vivid colors of spring and summer, autumn and winter often see a rise in more subdued shades like gray and brown. Perfectly suited for such palettes is the color “taupe.” While “taupe” is originally a French word meaning “mole,” it has recently become known as a name for a gray hue tinged with brown.
The mink fur scarf is also in taupe… While dark colors like navy or black can sometimes be too overpowering and difficult to use, the gentle impression of taupe adds a refined and elegant brightness to your attire.
The autumn-winter series has arrived in our popular HIKO LUXURY JACKET collection. Made of select cashmere. You now the quality varies by the part of the cashmere goat’s hair used and finishing details. With the HIKO name , we ensure uncompromised craftsmanship jacket.
Presenting our camel color. Its shiny immediately showcases its high quality. It pairs well with black, navy, and brown pants or innerwear, making coordination fun. We’ve chosen a chocolate brown for the rose lapel pin, giving it a playful yet refined finish.
先ほどのコーディネートの 逆バージョンのアズーロ エ マローネ です。
Pair it with dark blue trousers for a reversed ‘Azzurro e Marrone’ style.
Because it’s a simple solid-colored piece, the quality of the material, craftsmanship, and the beauty of the silhouette are distinctly evident. It’s a high-quality jacket tailored for adults; we truly hope you’ll pick it up and see for yourself.
HIKO LUXURY JACKET ￥462,000 税込 カシミヤ100％ / 100% Cashmere 詳細は下記写真クリックにてご覧下さい。 Please click on the photo below for more details.
This season, we at Ginza HIKO have exclusive collections that can’t be found anywhere else. With items so rare that only a few exist in Japan, they’re perfect for those who don’t want a common tie. Please visit our store or online shop soon.
If you need advice on coordinating outfits or selecting gifts, please feel free to reach out to our staff. Our experienced team, refined by years of visits to Italy and France, will suggest the perfect solution. We’re available via LINE, email, Instagram, or phone.
“I heard this store has top-notch suitcases.” “I’ve been searching for a unique bag.”
We’ve had an influx of customers with such feedback, many finding us online. TecknoMonster’s unique collection has been highly praised. Despite their high price, they’re selling rapidly, leading us to display staff’s suitcases.
TecknoMonster’s collection, as detailed in our blog, comprises items of exceptional complexity, requiring: ＊Specialized equipment ＊Skilled craftsmanship ＊Carbon fiber with strict usability limits This results in a product count significantly lower than other brands, ensuring rarity. While the chances of someone having the same item are already slim, to further amplify its exclusivity, we at Ginza HIKO are hosting a limited-time custom order event.
テクノモンスターの商品について 革の色などをカスタムできる 催しです。
Summary: An event where you can customize the color of the leather and other aspects of TecknoMonster products. Duration: August 18th (Friday) to 21st (Monday) Delivery Time: 3 to 4 months.
In addition to the standard product price, there will be a 15% customization fee. For this order event, we are offering a complimentary carbon plate with your name, initials, or a keyword of your choice.
カスタムできる箇所 Customizable parts
カスタムできるのは 各アイテムについて 下記の箇所です。
The parts available for customization on each item are as follows:
When placing an order, please first let us know your general color preference (such as red tones, blue tones, green tones, etc.). Our staff will send you photos of color samples within that range. You can then make a selection from those.
About soft type carbon bags / Boston bag, business bag, tote bag, backpack shoulder bag and so on
革の色 ステッチの色 内装のリモンタ社撥水ナイロンの色 (一部商品は内装なしのスケルトンです)
The following three parts can be customized:
Color of the leather
Color of the stitching
Color of the water-resistant nylon from Limonta for the interior. (Some products have a skeleton interior without lining.)
パーツ(ハンドルやポケット等)の 色の組み合わせを変える事も 可能です。
オンラインからのカスタムオーダー方法 How to Place a Custom Order Online.
① お好みのモデルやご希望の色味を LINE、メール等でご指定 ↓ ② スタッフがお客様のご注文内容に 合わせた専用の商品ページを 作成(お客様だけが閲覧できます) ↓ ③ お客様専用の商品ページにて 通常の商品と同じようにご注文 手続き
When placing an order online, please follow the steps below:
① Specify your preferred model and color tone via LINE, email, etc. ↓ ② Our staff will create a dedicated product page tailored to your order (only you can view it). ↓ ③ Proceed with the order on your exclusive product page as you would for regular products.
With a beautiful silhouette that gently narrows towards the hem, a comfortable fit with stretch, and the soft touch unique to high-quality cotton… ‘I can’t wear other brands after wearing ZILLI’s jeans! ‘ Such is the joking remark we’ve received over the phone from customers, showing just how popular ZILLI’s denim is.
The motif is the “Griffon.” It is a legendary creature with the lower body of a lion, known as the king of beasts, and the valiant upper body of an eagle.
The buttons also feature a griffin motif.
昨年の発注時に 「さて、何色でオーダーしようか」 と思案致しまして。
元々クロコダイルやアリゲーター といったエキゾチックレザーの アイテム作りを得意とするZILLI。
絶妙な匙加減の「大人のデニム」 に仕上がったと、わたくしどもも 満足しております。
Without becoming overly flashy, and after careful consideration of what color would exude presence and luxury, we decided to order it in grey this time. We also recommend monochrome-colored bags for coordinating with it.
ダブルZIP オーガナイザー(グレー) Borri Giovanni ボッリジョヴァンニ ニロティカス クロコダイル ￥440,000 税込
Despite the prevalence of digital payments, many still cherish the use of a well-made wallet. Some express concerns about a thick wallet affecting their jacket’s silhouette or the need to carry some cash along with cards. In response, we at Ginza HIKO have crafted a new, streamlined wallet to meet these needs.
Thinning alligator leather excessively can cause tears, requiring expert judgement in the tanning process. This results in a truly special product, crafted with dedication and expertise.
こちらがその財布の側面です。 札ポケット、カードポケットを 備えつつも、その厚みは8ミリ前後。
革そのものの厚みだけでなく 芯地についても試作を重ね、 驚きの薄さに仕上がりました。
Here is a side view of the wallet. Despite featuring card pockets, its thickness is approximately 8 millimeters. We went through numerous prototypes for not only the leather itself but also the core material, achieving an impressively slim form.
Cash can be stored by sliding it into a slit-style pocket.
高級感は細部に宿る Luxury resides in the details.
センター取りとはワニ革の原皮の 中心部分を贅沢に裁断した パーツを使う事を指します。
端の部分にロスが出るので、 安価な商品を作る際には 使われません。
左右対称に整った斑が美しい革で つぎはぎせずに一枚で仕上げ られていること。
これがワニ革において良い財布か どうかを見極める最もポピュラーな ポイントです。
The wallet utilizes a luxurious center-cut of alligator skin, a process too wasteful for cheaper products. This results in a single-piece finish with symmetrical spots, a key indicator of a quality alligator leather wallet.
This wallet uses a design where both the inside and outside are crafted from alligator leather, carefully cut and placed by hand so that it appears as if it’s made from a single piece. This meticulous design process is often skipped in many wallets, making this an especially luxurious and high-end product.
This slim wallet, unobtrusive in a jacket pocket and allowing for quick cash and card access, may enhance the user’s elegance and aura. Crafted for the refined adult, it’s available in limited quantities in black and dark navy. Despite its high quality, the price is just 242,000 yen, inclusive of tax. Please take a look as soon as you can.
“Visiting the scene of creation” has always been one of the core principles held by our company, Ginza HIKO. My recent revisit to TecknoMonster’s factory was a journey that truly allowed us to experience the significance of this belief even more profoundly.
As we have previously mentioned in this blog, TecknoMonster is an Italian brand that has successfully pioneered the use of genuine carbon fiber in suitcase manufacturing, being the first of its kind in the world. The reason for emphasizing “genuine” is due to the fact that the market is flooded with products claiming to have a “carbon pattern” or a “carbon-like texture.” Carbon fiber is a familiar and appealing material for enthusiasts of cars, watches, motorsports, golf, and more. However, in the world of bags and suitcases, it is common to find products that use cheaper alternative materials with printed patterns imitating carbon fiber due to the difficulties in processing and the high cost of raw materials. Naturally, there is a stark difference in performance between products labeled as “carbon pattern” and those made with authentic carbon fiber.
In this blog, we will take you through the process of how Tecknomonster’s suitcases are made, with the accompaniment of photos and videos.
同社のスーツケースのボディは 「ドライカーボン」という強靭な 素材です。
Tecknomonster’s suitcase bodies are made using dry carbon.
こちらはプリプレグと呼ばれる、 熱で硬化する樹脂を浸した炭素繊維 です。
The body of Tecknomonster’s suitcases is made using what is called prepreg, which is carbon fiber impregnated with a resin that hardens when heated. It is usually stored in a special device kept at around -18 degrees Celsius.
一度冷却装置から出すと、あとは 時間との勝負。数時間のうちに 加工してしまわなければなりません。
Here is that device. Once it is taken out of the cooling device, it’s a race against time. It must be processed within a few hours.
It is then vacuum-packed and placed in a device called an autoclave that applies high temperature and pressure. Vacuum-packing extracts excess resin and makes the mold and carbon adhere evenly, resulting in a lighter and more robust finish.
There are many meters on the side. If you look closely, numbers from 1 to 20 are assigned. This means that up to 20 pieces can be processed at the same time, and it seems that each can be fine-tuned according to the size and thickness of the parts at the end of each meter.
Here are the baked suitcase parts. Further processing will be added to the surface from here.
Carbon fiber made by this manufacturing method is called dry carbon and has ten times the specific strength of iron. It is a lightweight material that is resistant to corrosion and heat, and is used for parts in aerospace, F1 cars, and supercars. This is completely different in structure and durability from wet carbon, which is made more easily and inexpensively.
What’s amazing about Tecknomonster’s suitcases is not just the material of the body. The above is a part of the wheel section. It uses a sturdy base made from a block of aviation-grade aluminum and tires made of elastomeric polyurethane, which is resistant to temperature changes and has elasticity. Inside the wheels, ceramic ball bearings are used, and their movement is so smooth that it’s like a figure skater spinning on ice.
At Tecknomonster, not only do they offer products made with dry carbon, but they also have a lineup of ultra-lightweight bags made with soft carbon. In the video above, they are making a prototype of a bag that we planned on our own.
There is a deep emotion in seeing what was in my head taking shape like this.
You can read the blog about the finished product here. ↓
Special sewing needles made in a small workshop in Japan. They are indispensable for sewing together leather and carbon.
ソフトタイプのバッグについて こちらのブログで詳細を綴って おります。
さて、こちらはわたくし中村が ヨーロッパ出張の際に使っている スーツケースです。
故障のリスクを最小限にする タフなボディ、20 kg 近い重量も 指一本で楽々と動かせるほどの 駆動力を誇る車輪、そして 空港でもホテルでも誰とも被らず 気分良く使える希少性が毎回の 旅を特別なものにしてくれています。
This is the suitcase that I, KYOKO, actually use when I am on a business trip to Europe.
With its tough body minimizing the risk of malfunction, wheels boasting enough driving power to easily move nearly 20 kg with just a finger, and the rarity that ensures a distinct and pleasant usage experience at airports and hotels, it makes each of my trips special.
It’s a very expensive suitcase, costing around one million yen, but I can confidently say that it’s well worth the price.
You can also create a one-of-a-kind suitcase, carry-on bag, or attache in your preferred color from a rich selection of leather samples. If you are interested, please visit our Ginza store or web shop.
Florence hosts Pitti Uomo, the world’s largest menswear trade show, twice a year in January and June. This time, over 800 brands exhibited and nearly 12,000 buyers from around the world attended. Though the numbers are still lower compared to pre-pandemic times, the atmosphere was reminiscent of the familiar excitement.
At the hotel’s breakfast venue. Two brothers were gleefully munching on fruits, exclaiming “Yummy! Yummi !” A staff member brought them juice, and the older brother said in an adorable voice, “Oh, Grazie!” with a bright smile. The sheer cuteness of the scene made all the adults around completely smitten.