Thanks for all the feedback guys. For the record, the groom will be wearing burgundy Carmina adelaides (my wedding gift to him) and a similar MTM BB 3 piece suit. So, I def won't be outdressing him. The main issue is...are dark brown suede shoes appropriate for a groomsman? Sounds like we have a mixed bag. Thanks for all your replies. EDIT: The wedding is labor day weekend, Aug 31 in Cleveland.