Third ‘Oxford Blue’ kit to be unveiled

west_ham_united_1895-1899-ajkFollowing the announcement of the away kit this morning West Ham are expected to unveil a third kit soon. Built of the theme of historic kits in the club’s 120  year history, the third kit is rumoured to be inspired by our origins in 1895 when the team played in Oxford Blue as the Thames Ironworks.

The original team colours were Oxford Blue due to founder Arnold Hills being a former student of Oxford University. The Ironworks played their first ever fixture in these colours against Royal Ordnance reserves on 7th September 1895, the game ending 0-0.

Hills was said to be a talented footballer and represented Oxford against Cambridge in the varsity match.





About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

5 comments on “Third ‘Oxford Blue’ kit to be unveiled

  1. I think the club have made great choices covering all the mainstream themes of the club over the early years and how they developed into the modern colours. Professional, well researched and above all great modern interpretations of the original rather than simple copies which would have been the easy choice.

  2. Agree Spy,some very good choices,i like all of them.

  3. Apparently will look like this pic – very simple in the classic Oxford Blue. Lets hope it revives memories for us in the Europa this season like the last plain Oxford Blue kit we wore in the Intertoto Euro run of 2000 pic.twitter.com/BEnY7fFWqf

  4. Button down collar,it’s like a long sleeved Ben Sherman,
    Like the whole concept,my first team shirt arrived last week and is spot on,
    Just ordered the away shirt,hope it’s as good,
    Normally only buy one but this is a special season leaving our ground is going to be really sad,there are so many good memories over the years,
    My good lady thinks I am mad but she will never understand,

  5. If the kit matches the picture we’ll all have to smarten up shirts,ties,jackets and flat caps or bowlers for the match. Hmm not a bad idea for the last ever match lol

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