Filed: Thursday, 8th July 2010
By: Staff Writer
West Ham have revealed the club's first kit produced by new manafacturers Macron - and it's a stunner.
The club's new first-choice change strip is a direct replica of the away kit last worn in the late 1950s - a white shirt with two hoops, one claret and one blue. The forthcoming season will be the first time United have worn a white away shirt since the 2006 FA Cup final.
The Hammers have previously worn white as a second strip in the ealy noughties (Fila) and in the mid-90s, when the 'Argentina' kit - white with light blue stripes - was a popular choice.
Prior to that, the 'Boys Of '86' wore a (claret) pin-striped version whilst the 1980 FA Cup Final was also memorable for United wearing white. That followed an announcement at the beginning of the 1974/75 that the club would be wearing all all-white kit as their regular change strip.
The replica kits - adults featuring the SBOBet logo, children the Bobby Moore Fund logo - are available to pre-order now from the club's online store. An adult size replica shirt will set you back £40, the children's version just a fiver less.
Food for thought ... the Cassettari's-inspired promotional shot
The new home shirt - which will also feature a welcome return to a more traditional design - is to be revealed later this month.
* Like it? Dislike it? Have your say on the new kit in the KUMB forum.
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06:37PM 16th Jul 2010
''Hmmmm, not keen. The shirt is ok but as said earlier the shorts should be white. At least it's not pink like the Everton away kit.''
09:58PM 11th Jul 2010
''Why is there a Fiorentina emblem in the picture? I'm interested to know as I support Fiorentina in Italy and West Ham in England. Is there some connection?''
01:16PM 10th Jul 2010
''Shorts should be white or black....''
10:42AM 8th Jul 2010
''Hold on a minute, £40? Surely if the club is going to go with a company who make the cheapest looking kit around it should be sold for half the price... I mean if you walk into a store and see somthing made by Macron without a West Ham badge, its only gonna fly of the shelves if that store is Poundland. How can the club attract extra revenue with a company who paint the stripes on? It aint a fashion parade I know, but no club wants to be known as having the bargain basment club store, with prices at anything other than a bargain...''
by Hampshire Hammers
10:29AM 8th Jul 2010
''Nice shirt but shorts look crap. Should be white.''
by Ross Little
09:54AM 8th Jul 2010
''Cracking kit... ''
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