Yes on either color.
Originally Posted by ken
I'm not seeing the cardigan or vertical pockets. Pockets on hoodies should be handwarmers. It's awkward to warm your hands in vertical pockets.
I think traditional hoodie pockets would work (i.e. slanted patch pockets).
+1, with the additional caveat that I'm not seeing the need for pockets at all. I think it would be better without them.
Another idea: can we add an extra button up at the beginning of the hood itself? Think the EG raglan hoodies, which can button up a little extra high, either to help protect your neck from the cold or to help with layering underneath a jacket with a stand-up collar.
On the buttons in general, I agree that I'm not a fan of large and conspicuous buttons. Smaller buttons, in maybe a slightly contrasting color? E.g. if the piece is in charcoal, the buttons could be a medium gray? I'd rather not a button color like black or brown, since that forces you to commit to layering the piece under a matching color of outerwear and limits versatility.