The wait is finally over for the unveiling of Saints' brand new home strip for the 2011/12 Championship campaign.
The slick and professional design - part of the 'Tailored by Umbro' range - marks a return to the familiar red and white stripes, which are complemented by black shorts and red socks. There is also a blend of something entirely new, with Main Club Sponsor aap3 included on the front of the shirt for the first time.
Last season's special 125th anniversary year kit, which saw the club revisit its roots with a red sash on a white shirt, became the fastest selling replica in the club's history, and the revival of a traditional Southampton strip promises to be just as in demand with nearly 1,000 supporters having already pre-ordered.
Fans will be treated to the kit's first outing this weekend when it is worn for the inaugural Memorial Cup, where Saints will be wearing not one, but two new shirts launching in time for the 2011/12 season, with the new Away kit also set to be revealed.
Thanks to Nicola and Paeris