What really is pony hair, hair calf, hair-on-leather?

An Apple Watch band made with hair calf leather

First of all we are here to let you know that NO ponies being used to create pony hair watch bands. Those refined accessories that we love so much come from cows or goats hides, so relax, please! If you are wondering what kind of material is being used to produce those accessories, we are here to answer to your question.

Yes, but what the heck is it?

Pony hair, calf hair, hair calf, all of them commonly refer to cow hide, specifically to the hair part of the animal: that’s why the term “hair” is often used to name such a leather. While the word “pony” is just used to describe the look of the pelt.

What does calf hair mean?

We are familiar with a specific kind of leather that is used to produce a wide range of customs: leather shoes, leather watch bands, leather bags and many other things. All of them are commonly made with the underside of leather which is the non-hair side of the skin. Calf hair is the upper part of the animal provided with fur whence calf hair comes.

How is hair calf made?

It is cut very short unless you want a cowboy cloth at your wrist, then the hide is usually blenched white and dyed in different colours and patterns: such as Bengal Tiger or Spotted Cheetah.
Depending on treatments the price for hair calf leather is variable because it is harder to work with than the leather counterpart. That’s why it is more expensive than the average leather.

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Haircalf leather Apple Watch band


No panic for pony hair care

The care of calf hair is pretty easy since it is water resistant thanks to the epidermal layer of the hide.
You should think of it as your own hair, but don’t go into a shower with it or soak it with water when it’s time to clean it up, please!
Now let you know some tips about hair calf care.
Use a damp cloth to clean your pony hair up and dry it with a dry cloth immediately.
Remind you to go with the grain of the hair because you are combing hair after all!
Your leather accessories such as Cavallino watch bands should be stored away from direct sunlight and heat, just like any other leather product.


If you are looking for an alternative to common leather, pony hair is definitely more glamour and charming.
A unique manufacturing for a high value product that requires special treatments that result in calf hair leather for shoes, bags and many other accessories that show character and style.
Chic is the key word used by many high fashion brands for their unique creations.
The fashion designer Stuart Weitzaman is known by almost every woman for his shoes and he used leather for many creations.
On the other side we have the fashion designers Leona and Hanna Erziak who used calf hair for bags with astonishing results in charm and elegance.

Calf hair VS leather

A choice that depends on your own style but charm and chic goes with calf hair accessories. It is well recognizable among different kind of leather and it matches women who want to be unique and absolutely chic.
One of the finest traits of pony hair leather is the pattern that you can choose among a wide range of different nuances as after dying any colour or pattern can then be put on it. A great freedom that matches with customers’ fantasies according to their style or their favourite fashion trends.
Speaking about leather we find a wide variety of different types of hides: from the exotic leather made with python to the more common one made with calf leather, it is up to you because one more time style and their own tastes rule.

Quoting the Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani:

“ I believe that my clothes can give people a better image of themselves that it can increase their feelings of confidence and happiness. “

So trust yourself and choose the best.

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