In fact, chamois...by any definition...is never deer, much less deer suede. It is always sheep. Even the animal--the chamois is a kind of sheep.
And it is tanned with fish oil IIRC.
You crack me up, sometimes, Patrick, but it was a genuine question! I seem to remember reading, somewhere, that chamois can be used to buff shoes. I might, though, be confusing it with 'cotton' chamois. Selvyt cloths are sometimes referred to as 'chamois cloths', I think. What do I know?
I got you here, Patrick! A Fine Pair of Shoes sells 'High Quality Chamois Leather' They say," this large piece of Chamois leather is the perfect polishing cloth for creating a high shine finish on your leather shoes". What's more, its made of chamois leather!
A drink it is order, I think!