Department stores Filenes and Macy's are having 50% off sales on overcoats Ralph Lauren, Claiborne and others. Since this would be a long term purchase. I would think I would be better off getting the Brookstorm, but I wanted to make sure I wasn't missing a better deal there. I honestly can't look at a garment and understand the quality. I would wait for a sale at Brooks and use a gift card I bought $400 for 500 value. What is the most versatile color?