Suede vs. Velvet

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Main Difference

The main difference between Suede and Velvet is that the Suede is a type of leather and Velvet is a type of pile fabric.

  • 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.

  • Velvet

    Velvet is a type of woven tufted fabric in which the cut threads are evenly distributed, with a short dense pile, giving it a distinctive soft feel. By extension, the word velvety means “smooth like velvet.” Velvet can be made from either synthetic or natural fibers.

Wikipedia
  • 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

  • Velvet (noun)

    A closely woven fabric (originally of silk, now also of cotton or man-made fibres) with a thick short pile on one side.

  • Velvet (noun)

    Very fine fur, including the skin and fur on a deer’s antlers.

  • Velvet (noun)

    A female chinchilla; a sow.

  • Velvet (noun)

    The drug dextromethorphan.

  • Velvet (noun)

    Money acquired by gambling.

  • Velvet (verb)

    To cover with velvet or with a covering of a similar texture.

  • Velvet (verb)

    To coat raw meat in starch, then in oil, preparatory to frying.

  • Velvet (verb)

    To remove the velvet from a deer’s antlers.

  • Velvet (verb)

    To soften; to mitigate.

  • Velvet (adjective)

    Made of velvet.

  • Velvet (adjective)

    Soft and delicate, like velvet; velvety.

  • Velvet (adjective)

    peaceful, carried out without violence; especially as pertaining to the peaceful breakup of Czechoslovakia.

Wiktionary
  • Suede (noun)

    leather with the flesh side rubbed to make a velvety nap

    “suede shoes”

  • Velvet (noun)

    a closely woven fabric of silk, cotton, or nylon, that has a thick short pile on one side

    “an armchair covered in velvet”

    “red velvet curtains”

  • Velvet (noun)

    soft downy skin that covers a deer’s antler while it is growing

    “the bucks are still in velvet”

    “a moose was rubbing the velvet from his antlers”

Oxford Dictionary

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