Suede has a soft texture made from the underside of the leather, sanded down and buffed. Smooth leather has a uniform and a very fine grain surface. Apply a compatable suede/leather stain and water protector before wearing and after each clean. For regularly cleaning suede, brush along the grain to remove dust and dirt and a gum eraser for any scuffs, using a soft dry cloth for smooth leather. If spot-clean dampening, allow leather to air-dry naturally away from direct heat.