Long time reserve for dressy shoes, suede has become a casual material and his now covering the entire range of footwear possible. The preppy vibe as to do with the fact that it's everywhere? When I look at Nike SB rocking the electric blue suede on their P-Rod 2.5. something tells me it's more then that. We have had our share of loud prints and bell and whistle to enhance the kicks. Now it's about textures and suede is a choice of connaisseur !