One of my requests last Christmas was a new sweater or two, in a lighter color to counteract the general dark tone of my existing sweater collection (some of which are also getting a bit old). The Wife gave me a wonderful light-blue sweater with a neat pattern around the top, and a cowl neck that zips up. It's similar to an Icelandic Lopapeysa sweater, but it's not made of wool. This has quickly become one of my very favorite sweaters, and as a bonus, it seems to go really well with overalls!
Here's a suitably dramatic pose, taken in an alley in Hamburg, NY. The Dee-oh-gee and I were killing time outside while The Wife went into our favorite local bakery to buy stuff. I like the color contrasts here, between the sweater, the overalls, the scarf, the doggo, and the wall behind us:
The color and pattern (apparently called a yoke design) go well with either solid blue overalls or with hickory stripes. I assume it will go well with the herringbone overalls as well, but I haven't worn the sweater with those yet.
As always, I make few (if any) apologies for the fact that my main criteria for judging whether or not I want to add a top to my wardrobe is, "Do I think this will look good under a pair of overalls?" I mean, it's my thing, y'know?
Oh, and the title of this post constitutes a little joke. I have no Icelandic roots at all.