Suede vs. Suedette

By Jaxson

  • Suede

    Suede is a type of leather with a napped finish, commonly used for jackets, shoes, shirts, purses, furniture and other items. The term comes from the French “gants de Su├Ęde”, which literally means “gloves from Sweden”.Suede is made from the underside of the animal skin, which is softer and more pliable than, though not as durable as, the outer skin layer.

  • Suede (noun)

    A type of soft leather, made from calfskin, with a brushed texture to resemble fabric, often used to make boots, clothing and fashion accessories.

  • Suede (adjective)

    Made of suede

  • Suedette (noun)

    A fabric, made from cotton or rayon, that has the texture of suede.

  • Suede (noun)

    leather with the flesh side rubbed to make a velvety nap

    “suede shoes”

Oxford Dictionary

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