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To get a definitive answer on the matter we reached out to shoe designer Stuart Weitzman , who often uses the material for his luxury footwear and handbag collections. So the word "pony" is just used to describe the look of the pelt, which is also referred to as calf hair or haircalf. The hide is often bleached white and then dyed in eye-catching colors or patterns -- like leopard.
It's turned into accessories and clothing that run the gamut in price, depending on how the hair has been treated and incorporated into the item. And pony hair is relatively easy to take care of, since it's water resistant -- this is thanks to the epidermal layer of the hide.
But that doesn't mean you should soak it with water when it's time to clean it up With that said, there are definitely a few tips to keep in mind when dealing with cow hide. John Mahdessian , owner of the New York City high-end dry cleaning company Madame Paulette , sent us a short list of best practices if you aren't getting your items professionally cleaned. If Mahdessian's name sounds familiar, it might be because he's romantically linked to "Real Housewives of New York" star Dorinda Medley.
Now that we know exactly what "pony hair" is and how to take care of it, here are a few marvelously maned pieces to shop right now. I had a Prada calfhair leopard print bag from collection and only used it about 2 weeks and the calfhair rubbed off where it rubbed on my side when I was wearing it. Now I know how calfhair bags rub off so with my new Coach bag I am not going to wear it on my shoulder at all only on my arm and I will make sure it does not rub on me when I am walking.
So just use the calfhair bags sparingly and make sure they do not rub on your body when you walk and you will not have a problem with the bag!
Jan 22, 1, Posts. I have an Anya Hindmarch calf hair bag. It is very structured. I carried a lot of stuff in it for about a month straight last winter, no problems-no balding, shedding, etc. I haven't really done anything to take care of it, but was wondering if it needs to be pampered. Aug 22, 11, Posts.
Probably not relevant to most of you, I live out in the country rural area, have 2 bags with calf-hair on them and damn mice got to them and there are little mice teeth marks in a couple of spots!!! You can see the little double front-teeth marks! Jan 12, 1 Posts. I bought a Valentino, leopard print, large, nuage hobo, calf hair bag. I had to have it without a clue as to what I was getting myself into. I sprayed it and made all the preparations for caring for it but I made the mistake of using it too often.
Which is strange considering the large size of the bag and thick, sturdy handles or so I thought. It began with a layer of fur on everything. I thought it would stop but it didn't. The large size of the bag made it too heavy and awkward to carry from the handle with only my hand so I mostly hung it from my elbow. I never even tried to put it on my shoulder for fear of the devastation it would cause. Three years later, the back of the bag is pretty much all bald don't judge me!
I tried my best. The front is immaculate with the blazon red Valentino logo plaque still glowing but little do people know the rough surface behind it. The bow is still in excellent condition as it didn't come in contact with anything although it always came untied because the calf hair is so soft oh, the things I complain about. I still haven't decided if the back is my badge of ownership and love or misuse and shame? It's definitely my bag and everyone who knows it loves it despite its' 'flaws'.
Would I buy a large calf hair bag, again? Would I buy a small calf hair bag and use it for special occasions? I wouldn't let a calf hair bag within ten miles of silk or chiffon.
I hope my experience helps! They're stunning, soft and beautiful bags but they are a full-time commitment not to be taken lightly especially considering the hefty price tag.
Calf hair shoes, also known as pony hair, are susceptible to staining and tearing. Proper care extends the lifespan of these usually expensive shoes. It is advised that you only wear these shoes in ideal conditions, and keep them safely in the closet during bad weather or . Exposure to small amounts of moisture won't harm the hair (it's hair, after all!), though you should take care not to soak haircalf. To start, get yourself a small slicker brush. Slicker brushes are designed for use on cats and dogs, but can also be used on furry accessories to keep the hair laying flat in one direction. Model: Tali Bow Loafer in Ocelot Print. Cole Haan calf hair flats. The shoes are new without their original box and accessories. The footwear is marked USA size 11 B.