There is usually a mixed reaction whenever West Ham kits are released, but both the home and away strips have gone down very well this year.
Hammers fans love to hold onto their traditions, especially so after leaving Upton Park, so the nod back to 1980 was always going to be a hit.
The club’s past was also an integral part of the promotion campaign, with the prominent tagline being ‘#ThenNowForever Inspired by the class of ’80’ and a short video of Billy Bonds lifting the FA Cup being included.
Mark Noble and Declan Rice were also featured, which was good to see, as it paid homage to the club’s famed academy and those who have come through it.
Introducing our new 2019/20 Home and Away kits ⚒
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) May 30, 2019
There has been a lot of praise for Umbro, the manufacturers who have had their contract with the club renewed, with detailing on the neck and sleeves being nice touches.
Having claret shorts on the home kit as opposed to the usual white ones is also a welcome change among many of the club’s supporters- though there are some who may need some time getting used to such a big change.
Fans will just be hoping next season’s displays on the pitch will be as easy on the eye as the kit the players will be giving them in.
This is arguably the most popular pair of kits that West Ham have released in a long time.
A selection of Twitter reaction to the kit launch, including posts from delighted West Ham fans, can be seen below:
Best for YEARS. AWAY is awesome
— Phil Lines (@PhilLines13) May 30, 2019
— Ricky Sickelmore (@RickySickelmore) May 30, 2019
— WestHamUtdNewsNow (@whu_news_now_) May 30, 2019
They are absolutely stunning.
— Alan (@whuaIan) May 30, 2019
— Jo Stone (@JoStoney7) May 30, 2019
The most beautiful kit
— Ryan (@ryansmith15_) May 30, 2019
These look the business. Love the Boleyn castle badge on the back of the shirt
— mark speller (@supersonic_mark) May 30, 2019
— Adrian Smith (@adiesmith64) May 30, 2019