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nubuck A leather whose surface has been buffed and brushed to create a soft, velvety feel. It differs from suede in that suede is created from the flesh (inner) side of a hide, nubuck is created using the grain (outer) side, giving it added strength and durability.

nylon/spandex These knits are deliciously light and resilient—designed to move when you do. They eliminate that "clammy" feel next to the skin when damp. Woven pieces are light and wrinkle-resistant and dry easily. They allow for adequate stretch during travel, walking or hiking. Perfect for the workout, or, when mixed with cotton, denim or corduroy, it puts you right at ease.