The West Ham United 2015/16 home shirt is the freshest replica release so far this summer. There, we said it. As Umbro prove that a modern-retro (modtro?) shirt can be done we're taking another look at the Hammers' beautiful new jersey for no other reason than it damn right deserves it.

Bespoke, inspired by the past and a tribute to the last ever season West Ham will call the Boleyn Ground home. Umbro have hit the nail on the head with this retrolicious design and they've shown that brands can bring back the majestic kits of yesteryear while still incorporating all the latest performance enhancing technology. With one of the longest histories in the replica game Umbro have leaned on their illustrious past to produce a shirt that managed to crash West Ham's official site when launched. Job well done then.

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Designed on the 1904 home shirt, the club's first season at the Boleyn, the 2015 edition carefully calls out nostalgic features from one of England's most historic and old school football stadiums. The John Lyall gates stand proud on the rear neckline and further homage is paid under the club crest marking the club's 111 year stay at the ground. Now, excuse the Hammers fans of slipping into joyous, lucid daydreams of Andy Carroll's conditioned locks bouncing off the back of this beaut and flowing through the East London air with all the elegance of a newly born foal in front of the Bobby Moore Stand. Corker.