The hoodie in all its iterations is a new classic, and we love this one. First, it's easy. Second, we like the shape-- there's decent armhole shaping, but mostly it's pretty square, and provides a good line and coziness under other things; we prefer to machine wash kids' outer garments, but still want the soft warmth of wool between them and the cold. The backpack has a nifty crochet trim (we suspect girls would like it better than the boys would anyway). And in the Vero or Vero Tweed, both pieces just look amazing, with the long colour repeat.