West Ham have unveiled their brand-new away shirt, which features sky-blue and white stripes.
The Hammers are playing Europa League football this season and recently unveiled a home kit inspired by the nostalgia of the club's shirts around the turn of the century. The away also draws on the past, with a clear influence from the 1992 away shirt's stripes.
"The away kit [focuses] on a subtle seasonal graphic paired with a front jersey stripe, combined with light sky-blue shorts with claret detailing and white socks," say Umbro of the new top.
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"The kit is sure to bring back memories of the goals of Trevor Morley and Clive Allen, the no-nonsense defending of Julian Dicks and long-serving legends Alvin Martin and Steve Potts, as the Club’s modern-day heroes take the design to the current day," West Ham say of the design.
The new shirt comes with some new kit numbers, too. After six seasons of being the Irons' no.30, Michail Antonio is moving to no.9, while Said Benrahma is going to take the no.22 in honour his late father. Pablo Fornals is West Ham's new no.8.
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Mark White has been a staff writer on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, writing pieces for both online and the magazine. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also been to the FA Cup and League Cup finals for FFT and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He once saw Tyrone Mings at a petrol station in Bournemouth but felt far too short to ask for a photo.