For many years Saints kits were supplied by local Sports shop, Alexanders, and there were no ‘official’
replica kits available to fans although they did supply a simple black and white striped shirt instead.
occasionally these strips were
produced by multinational company UMBRO, most notably for the 1959 Scottish Cup winning top.
a few years of nameless kit suppliers, after promotion to the Premier Division in 1977 Saints again turned to UMBRO and
they produced two versions of the stripes, each being worn for a couple of seasons.
In 1981 ADIDAS
took over the strip design and also produced two variations which took Saints into 1987 and a switch to Scottish suppliers
Matchwinner and probably the most unpopular strip ever, the ‘Bib’.