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Vans has long been one of the go-to brands when it comes to action sports footwear and clothing, and the new Versa Hoodie DX is a perfect example why that is. Vans describes this new piece as their “landmark skate apparel innovation of 2018.” We’re inclined to agree. Pro-built for skateboarders, this hoodie packs a whole slew of performance features into the silhouette of a time-honroed staple made with a durable fabric blend that’s comfortable and functional. What’s so innovative about the piece that otherwise looks like a traditional hoodie? Storm Cotton creates a hydrophobic shield that makes it water repellent without sacrificing breathability, and heavyweight fleece makes it abrasion resistant. Reflective details are integrated into the pocket, hood and lower back to improve visibility. There’s even a patent-pending, quick access media pocket that securely stores your phone with an elastic pull strap. This is the hoodie, upgraded. The Vans Versa Hoodie DX will be released on January 20 in Cement Heather, Old Gold and Classic Black colorways.

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While you can go all MacGyver and shuck oysters with a screwdriver or other household tool, we highly recommend you invest in a good oyster knife. Why? Well, for starters, it’s safer. The best oyster doesn’t taste so hot when you’ve got something sharp stuck in your palm. Secondly, it makes the process easier and a bit more refined. Laguiole is an iconic name in knife making and the French brand has you covered when it comes to shucking thanks to the Laguiole Oyster Knife. Made of 420 stainless steel and complete with a wood handle, the Oyster Knife measures 6 ¼” and makes easy work of even the toughest shell. You just need to supply the cocktail sauce.