I went with www.bestinthecountry.co.uk
for the Bedale I just purchased. Including the 'free' scarf, it cost about 274 including shipping. The import tax I paid was about 27 bucks. Perhaps someone finds those details useful. One might be able to sell the scarf on eBay for about 30 dollars, which brings down the cost. Shipping only took about 3 days and they were responsive to requests.
I do wish I'd read about the NH store prior to buying, but I'm too far away anyway and I don't anyone offering to proxy, so perhaps I can console myself with that.
For what it is worth, I'm about a 39 short in a jacket and the size 38 Bedale fits about the same. While I can fit a blazer under it, it peeps out in the front.
I'm still in the market for the cheapest sage hood and a zip in liner (everyone agrees the pile liner is warmer than the polarquilt?). I'll keep an eye on North River and its coupons, thanks for that.