Sunderland have revealed their new Tailored by Umbro home kit for the 2010-11 season.
The kit - which carries the name of Sunderland's new main club sponsors, tombola* - will be released on Thursday 12th August, two days before the Black Cats take on Birmingham City in their first game of the new Barclays Premier League season.
Like the recently revealed away kit, Sunderland's new home strip has been crafted using the smart, stylish aesthetic that has inspired all of Umbro's current designs for its top clubs.
In the club's traditional red and white stripes, the home shirt is constructed using lightweight and breathable fabric. A mesh-vent seam under the arm aids this ventilation.
There's a modern touch to the Black Cats' classic stripes this season, with a 'zig-zag' warp knit design, while the shirt offers increased comfort to players and fans through a flat knit rib turn-down collar.
The level of craft involved in the new Sunderland shirt is exemplified in the magnificent crest, which is embroidered directly onto the garment.
The traditional black shorts are trimmed with red and, in a change to last season, the players will sport red socks with a white turn-over.
* To comply with recent gambling legislation, baby, infant and junior-sized shirts will not carry the tombola logo.
Thanks to John