Macron’s deep purple and green Hibernian away shirts are up there with our favourite kits of 2019.
Hibs have tradionally inverted their green and white colours on travels away from Easter Road but have worn combinations of black, yellow and purple alongside the famous green in recent years.
The Hibees have a surpringly long association with purple, dating back to Bukta’s shirts of the late 1970s when George Best came to Edinburgh.
Since then, Hibernian have worn a number of change kits in various shades of lavender, plum and violet on their travels.
This modern Macron top shares the same blood line as the club classic mid-1990s Mitre shirt.
The thin green stripes turn into progressive chevrons as they move up the purple shirt, resulting in a design some might say looks like a bright green mesh of a 5-a-side bib has been pulled over the top.
It’s a good look!
Hibs haven’t restricted the shirts to outfield players either.
As is the way at Easter Road, Hibernian often kit their keepers out in their away shirts whilst the rest of the boys wear the famous green and white.
It’s an innovative idea that means Macron’s designs see the light of day more than once or twice a season at Celtic Park whilst not having to be crow-barred into the kit bag for games where there is no obvious clash of colour.
The combination of purple and green might not be to all tastes, and we can only imagine it’s not the kindest on the eyes of the colour-blind, but hey, if it’s good enough for the Joker . . . then it’s good enough for us at Sartorial Soccer!