Leather is the most important element for making each one of our men’s bespoke shoes. Leather production is a process that requires masterful skills, heritage and passion. There is a rule of thumb that holds true for high quality men’s shoes: the more processed the leather is, the higher it is in quality. The effect of offering very well processed leathers, has a natural effect on the price. As a reference, between 45 to 50 % of the total production costs involved in making high quality men’s shoes are due to the costly raw material.

Cambrillón’s calf tanneries are mainly from North West Spain, Germany and Italy.

The types of leathers described below, represent a full array of the different types of leather skins Cambrillón offers. They are all used in luxury shoe production and their main differences go from the “look” to the “texture” point of view.

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Box Calf Leather

The majority of quality men’s shoes are made from the hides of calves. Box calf is primarily distinguished by its fineness, pliability, and grain. Box Calf leathers are hand painted by our artisans.

Monkstrap in box calf leather

Painted Calf Leather

Crust calf leather (painted calf) enables artisans to hand paint the pieces with special creams and brushes, providing a very artisanal. Our source is Conceria Tolio from Italy, a tannery used by Santoni, Berlutti, among many others.

Wholecut Oxford in brown painted Box Calf

Besides the “plain” Painted Calf leather, Cambrillón also offers this leather engraved with different textures, like full grain or pebble grain.

Calf Suede

Cambrillón’s Calf suede is also called “Suede” or “Lux Suede”. This leather is created from the underside of the animal’s hide, resulting in a softer and suppler material, with its unique “furry” appearance.

Men’s slipper in beige kid suede

Kid Suede

Kid Suede is the softer and velvety type of suede leather, which comes from small goat skins. These skins are rather small, so the consumption per pair is higher, hence increasing the price of leather. Kid suede stands out for its refined finishing with smaller grain on the surface.

Men’s loafer in brown kid suede

Polished Calf

Polished calf refers to rectified grain calf, which eliminates any skin imperfections. The final look is not as natural as a regular, plain full grain, but the look is extraordinary and luxurious. This type of leather is quite expensive because of the post-production processes that it needs at the tannery. Polished Calf Leathers are hand painted by our artisans.

Wingtip boot in cognac polished calf

Polished calf refers to rectified grain calf, which eliminates any skin imperfections. The final look is not as natural as a regular, plain full grain, but the look is extraordinary and luxurious. This type of leather is quite expensive because of the post-production processes that it needs at the tannery. Polished Calf Leathers are hand painted by our artisans.

Patent Leather

Patent leather is a type of leather finishing where the material’s surface undergoes several special treatments, to acquire its highly glossy, shiny appearance.

Nubuck Leather

This type of leather stands out for being light weighted and supple. Nubuck is made up of the most outer layer of a hide; the surface is buffed to give the grain its characteristic light and velvety finishing.

Sartorial Materials

We offer a full array of sartorial fabrics, flannels and velvets as well as sartorial patterns like Tweed, Plaid, Tartan, Herringbone, Leopard, etc.

Cambrillón’s sartotial materials

The result of mixing these sartorial materials with classic hand painted leather in a shoe, can be truly astonishing.

In Cambrillón we put at your disposal all the tools so that you can design and buy a pair of shoes of the highest quality but above all, that is as unique as you.

How to design my pair of men's bespoke shoes at Cambrillón?

Configuración zapatos Cambrillón - paso 1
Choose your favourite model
Paso 1. Elige tu modelo de zapatos en Cambrillón
The reflection of your personality

Oxfords, Monk straps, Loafers, Boots or Derby shoes. Choose the model with which you feel identified and start designing.

Configuración zapatos Cambrillón - paso 2
Customise your shoes
Paso 2 - Personaliza tus zapatos en Cambrillón
Men's shoes, unique as you are

Unleash the designer in you. Combine materials and colours to create a unique pair of shoes of using our 3D configurator.

Configuración zapatos Cambrillón - paso 3
Handmade, bespoke shoes
Fabricación artesanal de tus zapatos personalizados Cambrillón
Luxury, craftsmanship and exclusivity

After 4 weeks, our expert shoemakers will have ready your pair of bespoke Cambrillón shoes. We ship worldwide.