West Ham United have unveiled their new home kit for 2012/13 Barclays Premier League season, which is manufactured by Italian sports company Macron.
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.
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.
Fans can choose to personalise their shirts at purchase with names and numbers and also once again add on the Premier League badges to show with pride the fact the Hammers are back in the most exciting league in the world.
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. 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.”
Only place fans can get your hands on the new Barclays Premier League home shirt is by buying through the Official Online Store or by visiting one of the Club Stores in person. Shirts can be pre-ordered for delivery online or in store for collection on Thursday 19 July – but hurry as with every year, fans must buy early to avoid missing out later in the season.