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In other words, no, it's not too formal for Manhattan. And given that it's Polo, you probably live in the U.S.
In my opinion, it's not too formal anywhere if it's a second or third coat. As you know, black is always appropriate at night.
If it's to be your principal dress coat, you'd be a little more flexible if you could locate an equally well priced coat in gray. But I wouldn't let that stop me from buying it if I lived in a dressier urban area like Chicago.
I don't think so... what part of the country are you in? It would be perfect for the east coast... perhaps in SF it would be pushing it, but even then, I would still wear it. In LA (not that you would need such a heavy coat) it might get a second glance.
It's not too dressy if you pair it with a dressy dark suit, pinstripe or solid. It doesn't have texture, so I'd hesitate to wear it with, say, a less formal suit (gray flannel) or a sport jacket with flannels or twill. I personally don't like a single breasted dress button-through topcoat (prefer double-breasted or fly front). My main concern is durability of fabric (I had a bad experience some years ago with a Zegna cashmere and wool topcoat that pilled up quickly).
I have a black Armani Classico coat in a similar style - probably a bit slimmer cut - that I almost never wear, except with a black suit, because a grey, more traditional topcoat seems to look better with just about everything.
On the East Coast at least, a black topcoat is extremely common. There are more black ones worn on a typical January day here in DC than navy or dark gray ones (or camel ones, for that matter). I've got a blue one and a black one, and frankly I don't think of one as more formal than the other, at least for day-to-day wear.
I've been considering buying a new topcoat since last winter, when I inadvertently left one I had from Banana Republic - black, single breasted button through - somewhere (I suppose it could have been snatched)... You know how it is with coat checks and formal events and Bombay Sapphire.
Anyway, I wore that one all the time. BR doesn't have genuine sizing, but their M fit very well, and I wore it often, with suits or with jeans and black boots or shoes. I dug it; the urban "I wear a suit on weekdays" look, even though I didn't, really. I'm guessing some folks would disapprove of this as contrived or inappropriate, but hey, I thought it was sophistamicated. It also earned some compliments from the ladies.
Yesterday I was at a Nordstrom Rack, and they had a John W. Nordstrom brand wool/cashmere topcoat in black, in a 42r, for $129. I would've bought in on the spot, but it was a more traditional (bigger) fit; big shoulders, long cut. It would fit well over a suit/tux, but I worry it would be much more difficult to pull off as a weekend look.
I thought the BR coat, which was black, knee length, a wool/nylon(?) blend, with higher lapels - not too different than the Sierra Trading Post item, looked great over any suit I had with which I would wear black shoes, though not so much with sportcoats and pants. It also looked good casually. I dunno about the Nordstrom one though...
Black is fine for the office (esp as others said, if you are on the east coast), but I think something in charcoal would be more appropriate. Black is a bit of a strong color, and in my opinion, looks more appropriate for an evening out.