Quality Kits of 2019: Here’s to Hibs’ Bibs!

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.

Hibs, 2019-20, away kit, Macron
Hibs’ 2019-20 away shirt by Macron

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.

Mitre, Hibernian, purple, 90s
Mitre’s mid-90s club classic away strip brought purple back to the Hibees palette

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, 2019-20, away, Macron
Macron have supplied Hibs since 2017

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.

Hibs, Ofir Marciano, Away, kit
Hibs’ ‘keeper Ofir Marciano in the away shirt that doubles as a goalie kit

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!

What’s your favourite SPL kit of 2019?

Hibs, 2019-20, away, Macron
Detail from the back of the Hi-bees glorious away shirt
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