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Wouldn't black be a better choice for a first overcoat?
Really! Wow black cashmere can look so deep and lustrous almost like mink! My black cashmere is definitly a little more lustrous than my navy one. Both from the same H&S cloth bunch. Just a fluke?
I had to get rid of my last navy overcoat about a year or two ago; can't remember exactly when. In the winter(s) between, it was very noticeable by its absence. I can't remember an item of clothing that I've missed more. I have other useful (and not so useful) colours - chocolate brown solid, mid-grey solid, two different brown plaids - but kept wishing I still had the navy option. With suits especially, navy works so much better than any other colour IMO. I recently bought a navy cashmere overcoat to fill the gap. Probably overpaid, but sod it, it's rare to find one in a size & style that I like and it wasn't more expensive than getting one MTM, so...
Having said that, I don't think it's possible to have one overcoat that works with all of the different styles the OP wants. Either the colour or the style will be off. The overcoat in the photo is inherently quite casual/sporty, and takes to a similar fabric, like camel. Despos has gone into a lot of detail upthread about this; listen to him.
The closest I've seen to a universal coat is the (IIRC) Ich Dien's martingala-styled navy coat. It's just about funky and informal enough for sporty/casual looks, certainly fine for odd jackets, and just about dark and sober enough for casual-ish suits. It wouldn't work with a very Citified suited look, but it's still pretty versatile in style & colour.
Also, depending on your budget I'm not sure I would go with MyTailor. I've only ever ordered shirts from them, but I did find the quality fairly poor.
A good overcoat should last you a long time, it's an investment piece, so I would explore your options (mtm or bespoke in toronto perhaps) or higher end RTW.