1. Monsters of the Midway (1940’s)
These uniforms are awesome. Had the normal home uniform not been such a classic, I would absolutely be all for the Bears using this as their primary jersey.
The white numbers on the normal homes are great, but there is something about just using the navy and orange that the Bears are known for.
These jerseys are simple yet look very good. The three stripes on the shoulders are synonymous with the regular uniforms and the numbers are great in just orange. They don’t need an outline from another color as the orange stands out all on its own.
They do keep the Bears home white pants and it just looks good all around. The best part is they are called the Monsters of the Midway throwback and that is something everyone can get behind if you are a Bears fan.
The helmet is the only major difference as the iconic C is not on the helmets, but it wasn’t on there when they wore it back in the 1940s. Many people may not like the grey facemask but that is pretty accurate also and makes for a great old-time look.
There is not much else you can say about these uniforms except just enjoy them every time the Bears were them.
They are such a good look, that they could turn these into the home uniform, use the new throwbacks as their road uniform (sans the socks) and many fans would be happy. Just make it a throwback year, celebrating 100 years.
Get rid of the orange jersey and it would be a great year. The only complaint would be that the C would be gone from the helmet all year, but after looking at the rest of the uniforms that would be easy to let go for a year. If only the Bears would have been able to do this for a whole year.
Maybe it would even bring up the old defense of 1985 and bring back another Super Bowl to Chicago.