One piece of the Chicago Bears Classic Uniform puzzle has been revealed, or rather, leaked. Thanks to photos from @strum0085 on Twitter, we now know what the Bears Classic jersey will likely be this season.
He was one of the first to post pictures after stumbling upon the jersey while visiting Dick’s Sporting Goods.
— Strum00 (@Strum0085) June 1, 2019
Back in April, I had an article that went over possible options for the Bears to go with for this Classic uniform.
My second option, (and my favorite) looks like it may be the one the Bears roll out as an alternate uniform.
How close was the concept?
There are minor details I put into the concept that did not make it based on the leaked photos, let’s check them out.
The main difference is the numbers. I had orange stitching on the navy block numbers and it seems there will be no color stitching on the numbers.
Modern uniforms also have shoulder (T.V.) numbers, and staying true to the 1936 jersey, it seems these will not. Do you miss the Monsters of the Midway uniform? In its’ replacement, this jersey will actually use the same number skeleton.
One difference will be the weight, or thickness, of the numbers. This numeral set went on a diet and slimmed up, which accompanied with better color contrast (blue numbers on white jerseys), will have better legibility for us fans and announcers in the booth.
This is the Chicago Bears’ centennial season and we have seen players wear their normal jerseys this year and it features there Bears100 patch (which is slick), but this jersey does not seem to have it. Possibly the retail jerseys will not and the field-versions will. I hope so.
There are five alternating navy and orange stripes on the top of the shoulder, and three more on the lower sleeve. I would assume the player-cut version will only have the top five stripes, and just a white side-should panel.
Based on the leaked jersey, I had some fun and created a couple more player combinations outside of Trubisky and Mack.
And to top it off, I had to create a 2.0 version of the uniform with this news.
Small details changed from my original. No T.V. numbers, no piping on numbers, and no stripes on the pants. I figure if the socks have stripes like the 1936 original, the Bears go with blank navy pants too for consistency.
Sure, we know mostly what the jersey will end up looking like, but there is more to the uniform than that! Simple changes to the helmet, pants, and even socks can really set this off.
Okay, that’s all for now. Bears100 Weekend is around the corner and we will get the ultimate Classic uniform reveal, and I can’t wait. Stay tuned to Chicago Audible after the formal reveal, there will be a full review and reaction article coming your way.