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In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Scottish side Hibernian had kits which were similar to those worn by Arsenal, though none using the exact same template as they were on a different two-year cycle.

The last of those kits – the unsponsored used when they won the league cup in 1991 – only lasted a season, as 1992-93 saw them wearing a new Bukta kit, with Macbean Protective Clothing coming in as sponsors.

With all due respect to Bukta, it’s quite the comedown and so the request we received just over a month ago was entirely logical:

Purple may seem like an odd choice, but their 70s away in that colour has a cult status, and it has been revisited a few times over the years, so it is a logical selection as a tertiary colour.