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I wouldn't count on it. There were 86 of these jackets made worldwide. Most people payed retail for it or a 'sale' price around 1500 GBP / at best 1200 GBP. I don't think you'll see it any cheaper. If you REALLY want it, I'd negotiate with Ben (The guy who is selling the one & only Coastal at ebay at the moment). It's possible that you won't see this jacket at ebay in your (I assume 50?) size at all despite this listing.
I received the black coastal today, don't have time to take photos- it's X-mas frenzy and all..
From what I can tell- the leather used in black version is softer, the shearling is a bit darker (it has a more brownish/gray look) and the yellow paint at the hood is a thinner layer of acrylic paint than in the orange one (meaning more cracks, doh..). I think I'll buy the same paint NC used and I'll paint another layer of on top of it.
Oh and yes, I need to taylor both brown and black one, the fit is just wrong (unless you are one chubby fella). But god how wonderful these jackets are.. if they were just a bit shorter and a bit more snug at bottom, they would be pretty much perfect.
Once it gets really cold you need a really proper jacket... I've worn my Mallory tweed jacket down to around -15, with a thin sweater underneath, but colder than that I use the classic Fjällraven Expedition:
I've used this at -25C whilst cycling 3 miles to the train station, including going down a long, steep hill where the cold air makes my tears freeze into ice so solid I can't blink :-)