Suede makes me want to weep. I don't know what it is about this material. It's kind of magical, I mean it even needs a special spray to help keep it brand new and beautiful and to stop it from being ruined by the harsh after-effects of water. So, it is probably fair to say that it should only be owned by those who will love it and maintain it's up-keep... And won't wear it in the rain, or spill drinks on it. Even though I am that clumsy... And do accidently put a mark (or two) on my beautiful new suede pieces, I can't bear the thought of not owning them at all. So, I think my love for it suffices it's up-keep in my own personal collection. Mmmmm.