Leather that has been napped, that is, abraded gently to create a raised, fuzzy, finegrained texture. Dyed suede is a popular material for shoes (Elvis sang a song about Blue Suede Shoes), but because it is a thick leather, real suede is seldom used for other articles of clothing. Fake suede, thinner fabric that has been napped, is more commonly used for overshirts, pants, etc. A new napped synthetic called microsuede is popular these days.