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A Spotlight on Suede

Looking to add a touch of sophistication to your summer wardrobe? Suede might just be the answer. Soft to touch and crafted from premium material, our suede jackets combine luxury and durability for a look that lasts way beyond this season. Read on for everything you need to know about sumptuous suede.

What is suede made from?

Suede is a type of leather with a soft, velvety finish. It comes from the underside of animal hides with naturally longer fibres which gives it that soft brushed feel. Suede is also more breathable than other types of leather, making it a comfortable choice in warmer weather.

Are suede jackets in fashion?

Definitely! Suede jackets never go out of style. They're a classic piece that works well for both casual and more formal looks, and we've crafted ours with neutral, pared back details. Suede works well in spring and summer due to its lightweight handle yet it can be layered in autumn and winter to match the earthy tones and cosy textures of the season.

What should I wear a suede jacket with?

Suede jackets are super versatile. Here are some ideas:
  • Dress down: Pair your suede jacket with jeans, a simple tee and boots or a floral dress for a relaxed look with edge.
  • Smart casual: Combine with chinos or slacks and a button-down shirt for a polished yet comfortable outfit.
  • Dress up: A well-fitted suede jacket can even work with dress pants and a crisp shirt or a tailored dress, adding texture and sophistication to your look.
  • Should I get a suede or leather jacket?

  • Texture and appearance: Suede is soft and luxurious, while leather is sleek and polished.
  • Durability: Leather is generally more durable and long-lasting than suede, making it a practical everyday choice.
  • Style: Suede is great for relaxed, elegant style, while leather offers a more rugged or classic look.
  • How do I clean a suede jacket?

    Suede is no different from the more glossy leather products we craft, in that it benefits from a little love and attention, both before wearing and every now and again to prolong its appearance.
  • Pre-protection: Prevention is better than cure, so we'd recommend using our Suede & Nubuck Protection Spray [link] which provides an invisible barrier to protect against water, oil-based stains and everyday wear.
  • Stains and washing: Our Foaming Cleaner [link] is designed to remove stains when they occur, as well as condition and prolong the life of your suede, so we'd advise cleaning the product once or twice a year.
  • Brushing: Use our Suede & Nubuck Magic Sponge [link] to gently remove dirt and revive the nap (the raised fibres on the surface).
  • For more care and cleaning advice including how-to video guides, visit our Caring For Your Leather page. [link]

    What happens if suede gets wet?

    We always advise keeping your suede as dry as possible and avoid wearing in heavy rain. If your jacket gets wet, here's what to do:
  • Blotting: Gently blot the water with a clean cloth - don't rub.
  • Drying: Let it air dry naturally, away from direct heat.
  • Brushing: Once dry, use our Suede & Nubuck Magic Sponge [link] to gently lift the nap (the raised fibres on the surface).
  • Consider using our Suede & Nubuck Protection Spray [link] to help repel water stains.

    Our suede pieces bring a unique blend of luxury, versatility and timeless style to your wardrobe. As with any natural material, the more you look after it, the longer it'll stay looking great. Our specially formulated care products will help you do just that. It'll soon become a firm favourite in your collection! Explore our suede jackets and belts today. [link x2]