West Ham United unveiled the Club's new Macron home kit for the 2012/13 Barclays Premier League season, which will be available here.
The new home strip showcases the traditional claret body with sky blue sleeves redesigned with a vintage style. The shirt features a stylish claret knitwear 'corean' neck collar with a sky blue insert, embellished by a stitched yellow cross recalling the symbolic Hammers logo.
A second embossed Hammers logo on the back of the shirt means nobody will be in any doubt who you support, while sky blue inserts on the flank define the profile of the shirt and shape its form. The sleeves combine the sky blue colour with a claret piping profile.
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The shorts are the traditional white, complete with a stitched West Ham logo, while the socks are predominantly claret but highlighted by two sets of sky blue and white hoops.
Captain Kevin Nolan and Hammer of the Year Mark Noble joined Carlton Cole, James Tomkins and Matt Taylor as they become the first players to try on the new kit at a special photoshoot at the club's Chadwell Heath training ground.
All five enjoyed pulling on the new claret and blue shirt for the first time and are looking forward to running out in the kit when West Ham host Aston Villa in their opening Barclays Premier League fixture on Saturday 18 August.
"I think the shirt is smart," said Tomkins. "I always feel proud to wear our shirt and it is great when you look at our supporters and hundreds of them are wearing the shirts in the crowd, it is a great thing to see. I like it, it looks good, feels nice and I am looking forward to wearing it for the new season."
"It is always a nice feeling to wear a new kit for the first time," added Taylor. "The shirt feels good to wear, nice design - it will be exciting to wear it next season."
"The new kit looks great and I can't wait to play in it," said Cole. "I hope our supporters will like it and will be wearing the shirt with pride like we will next season."
In addition to the new home shirt, the 2012/13 Macron replica away shirt and trainingwear are already selling fast. The away shirt is 'Moore than a football kit', designed to be worn for comfort whether it is for leisure on a day out or wearing to cheer on the Hammers.
Thanks to Jake and Ywain