AE did not do them any justice with their web pics. (I'd like to think I helped out the look by adding the lighter colored laces.)
While speaking of suede, there are some great brown/chocolate/snuff options on the shoebank site right now. These Fullertons are only $117. Many other options like the brogue strand, neumok, mcgregor, 5th avenue, patriot, cavanaugh can all be had for under $160. For that price, a pair might be worth buying and stashing until the fall.