Sassy cowgirls have always loved it, Mariah Carey was down with it in the '90s, and Alexa Chung is championing it now: we're talking fashion's enduring crush on suede. The touchy-feely, soft hide fabric is as hard-wearing as your leather biker and can be dyed as many shades as a pair of jeans. Still not ready to saddle up with suede? Here are the pics that might just convince you.