Nubuck Leather

Nubuck is a type of top-grain leather that has been sanded or buffed on the grain side of the hide, resulting in a soft and velvet-like feel, which is similar to suede but more durable. The material has a fine pile, which can be recognized when wiping over it. Leather-Dictionary notes that Nubuck leather has an increased sensitivity to water, UV-light, stains, and soiling. Nubuck leather can come in a variety of aesthetics through dyeing and embossing.

Nubuck Leather
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