Hibernian to play without white sleeves in new tribute kit to Famous Five

Hibernian FC kit, July 2014.
New look: The Hibernian kit for the coming season sees a departure from the traditional white sleeves.© Hibernian FC

Hibernian have ditched their famous white sleeves from the home kit for the coming season.

The shirt, made by Nike, is all-bottle green in tribute to their celebrated forward line of the 1940s and '50s, the Famous Five.

The kits are completed by white shorts and black socks.

The Famous Five - Gordon Smith, Bobby Johnstone, Lawrie Reilly, Eddie Turnbull and Willie Ormond - won three of Hibernian's four league championships, in 1948, 1951 and 1952.

Announcing the departure from their normal style, Hibernian told supporters: "The Famous Five were born between 1923 and 1929.

"During that entire period Hibernian FC's kit remained unchanged but was distinctly different from what many would regard as the 'classic green and white'.

"The 2014/15 kit is a tribute to Hibernian as it appeared at the very inception of the Famous Five story, solid bottle green shirt, white shorts and black socks.

"Every player who pulls on the bottle green jersey of Alan Stubbs forward thinking Hibernian will continue to be reminded and inspired by the story of The Famous Five."

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