West Ham has this morning unveiled the Club’s Commemorative 125th Anniversary Umbro Away kit, which the Hammers will wear in the 2020/21 season.
The Away kit is inspired by the Club’s golden period of the 1960s, during which the east Londoners won the FA Cup and European Cup Winners’ Cup and provided three members of England’s 1966 FIFA World Cup-winning team glory, the 125th Anniversary Away kit is a modern twist on the strip worn by all-time greats Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters.
The iconic Vista Blue shirt with two Claret bands became a timeless classic, and its popularity has seen it recreated on a number of occasions since, most notably in Club’s inaugural Premier League season in 1993/94, and the 2011/12 campaign, which climaxed in Play-Off final glory at Wembley.
With those successes in mind, and following consultation with supporters, the result is a 2020/21 Away kit that looks and feels authentic in any era.
West Ham United’s 2020/21 Umbro Away kit is available to pre-order from the Official Online Store today – with free UK delivery.
The kit will be available to buy in person from the four Official Club Stores – London Stadium, Lakeside Thurrock, Liberty Romford and Eastgate Basildon – from Friday 31 July.
Club captain and lifelong Hammer Mark Noble said: “I loved the new Home kit and I love the new Away kit as well! As a fan, there is a lot of nostalgia with this kit, making me think of those old photos I saw from the sixties, when some of the Club’s greatest players wore a kit that looked just like this.
“I can also remember wearing a similar shirt during our promotion-winning season, when we won a record 14 away games, so hopefully this new shirt will inspire us to do well on the road next season!
“As I’ve always said, West Ham is a Club that has a proud history and, as we celebrate our 125th birthday, this Away shirt definitely marks that history is a nice way.”
The 2020/21 Away shirt features a traditional Vista Blue body and two wide Claret bands, complete with Claret collar and cuffs, a stylized rib neckline and the 125th anniversary two-colour crest. The Away shorts are Claret with Vista Blue contrast tipping on the side panels, and the two-colour crest, while the Away socks are Vista Blue, with a Claret cuff fold over and ‘WHU’ embroidered on the back.
Season Ticket Holders can also enjoy a 10% discount off the new kit, by simply logging in to the online store using their West Ham account.
It’s one of the ugliest kits I’ve seen in a long time, it looks like someone has turned a West Ham carrier bag into a top, cheap and nasty imho.