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Citizen Twill Compact
As playful as it is practical, the Citizen Twill Compact wallet in leather and silk opens discreetly onto a profusion of colours and shapes. Each finely-worked cut-out is lined with a piece of printed silk of unparalleled softness, revealing an original pictorial expression. This small leather item for men, the epitome of the house’s know-how, has a highly functional design combining finesse and flexibility, while offering its owner a touch of fantasy.
Saddle stitching, this perfectly repeated sequence of small and uniform inclined stitches, made by hand, is know-how that arises from the house’s origins as a saddler and harness-maker, and gives Hermès objects their specific qualities.
The saddle stitch signature is the métier’s secret.
Before sewing the leather, the artisan marks it with the inclined teeth of a punch and pierces it with an awl.
Then, with a length of linen thread called a “brassée”, previously coated in beeswax, and a needle attached to each end, the artisan crosses the threads over for each stitch through the full thickness of the leather, creating a continuous line.
The saddle stitch thus ensures a highly robust assembly, while also being one of the house’s graphic codes.