What is the best way to store your precious leathers
when the seasons change? Although it may be tempting just to toss the winter boots to the back of the closet and hang the leather jacket on the nearest hook, a little time and thought now will ensure your leather attire will be refreshed and ready when next the wind blows cold and the snow flies. You have invested much in your leather wardrobe, and we gathered some wise advice to keep that investment returning dividends to you for many years into the future.
Suede is a special type of leather, created when a full hide is split and the interior fibers are exposed. Because suede is not full-grain, it is thinner and more fragile than other leathers. It also has a unique texture, not smooth but napped, and is very soft and supple. The nap can range from a tightly packed, velvety feel, with short, plush fibers, to a rougher more casual look, with longer fibers. Another variety of suede is produced by abrading smooth leather until the characteristic nap results. This manufactured napped leather is known as nubuck, and is typically more durable than the split-hide as it is thicker, but it is usually more expensive.