Premier League side West Ham has a new home kit inspired by the club’s brightest moment. The East London club has been synonymous with their claret and blue colors since the club’s reformation in 1900. Sharing the colors and traditional look of claret shirts with sky blue sleeves with originators Aston Villa and newly-promoted Burnley FC would cause some conflicts, or in the case of West Ham, adaptations from a previously successful look.
The Hammers have never won in the top flight of English football in it’s history. But, in the 1985-86 season, The Irons struck it hot by finishing third, when the league was simply known as the First Division. They finished behind the Merseyside clubs, with Liverpool as champions and Everton in second place, and ahead of fourth place Manchester United. The incoming home kit is influenced by that team, and the “Class of ’86”, they were suited up with adidas.
The jersey comes in claret, with thin white horizontal stripes. The collar is an overlapping v-neck in white, with sky blue trim. A more evenly balanced sky blue and white stripe pattern are present on the sleeves and on the cuffs. Adidas’ trademark three stripes are sky blue on the sleeves. A white arched stripe is on the back neck area. The shorts are sky blue with white and sky blue trim at the bottom, and the three stripes on each side in claret. The socks are in claret, with sky blue three stripes at the top and the white horizontal stripes from the shirt at the bottom layer. UK-based foreign exchange company Alpari returns as the sponsor.
West Ham United looks back to their best time going forward, with a very solid looking kit from adidas. Will it lead to more renditions of “I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles” for the Hammers? The club finished 13th in the Premier League last season. Comment here on the section below, or on our official social media sites.