If you have a pair of Air Jordan 1 High OG sneakers, you've got a pair of one of the most iconic and recognizable shoes in the world.
So recognizable, in fact, that the shoes netted a $5,000 fine every time Michael Jordan wore them on the court because the original colorway violated the league's uniform policy.
And the University Blue version of this sneaker is just as eye-catching as the original red and black colorway.
Do you wish you had a University Blue Shirt to match your University Blue Air Jordans perfectly? You don't want your new kicks to be sitting in your closet all day, after all.
Don't worry, because our guide has you covered. Keep reading for the best t-shirt combinations to wear with your University Blue Air Jordans!
Paid in Full T-Shirt
If you're a fan of comic books or contrasting prints, you'll love the Paid in Full t-shirt.
This shirt features a stylized black and white photo of a man against a black background.
The University Blue color comes through in the background of the letters "paid in full," as well as the words "Ill Currency" on top of the image of the man. This makes it look like tape that's sticking the man's photo to the t-shirt, so it's a fun added detail.
The t-shirt is white, so everything together gives a nice contrast to your outfit.
Stay Humble Hustle Hard T-Shirt
For those that love motivational slogans, the Stay Humble Hustle Hard t-shirt is a perfect choice.
Rather than the usual motivational slogan, the shirt has "mb" and "st" in black letters so that they can be used in the same word. This is a clever play on letters, and the black and University Blue tones are a perfect match for your sneakers.
The shirt also has subtle details to add variety, such as different fonts for each shirt section.
Stay Ill Bear T-Shirt
If you're an artist or love illustration, the Stay Ill Bear shirt is a fantastic option.
This shirt features a cool-looking bear standing and looking off to the side with the words "Stay Ill Currency" behind it in blue and black.
The best part about this shirt is that the bear is wearing the University Blue Air Jordans. He also has a cool outfit and a matching illCurrency shirt.
Not only will you match your sneakers with this shirt, but you'll match the illustration on the shirt as well.
Goat Status Quo T-Shirt
If you enjoy acronyms, the Goat Status Quo shirt is for you. This shirt features the letters G.O.A.T. in University Blue and "status" in stylized black font. Of course, G.O.A.T. doesn't actually stand for "goat" like the animal. Instead, G.O.A.T. is the acronym for "greatest of all time."
Not only does this shirt show your confidence, but it's great if you're wearing it while practicing one of your top skills or favorite hobbies.
Adding a comedic effect to this shirt is the silhouette of a goat over top of the "O" in the acronym. The overall impact of the shirt is that it shows confidence while keeping a sense of humor.
Dope in Real Life T-Shirt
If you want your t-shirt to make a statement, then the Dope in Real Life shirt is for you.
Not only does the mix of fonts in this shirt add visual interest, but "dope" and "real" intersect with each other in a cool, graphic design-inspired pattern.
The words "in" and "life" are written in a font that looks like someone's handwriting, while "dope" and "real" feature a color-blocking effect. The "e" in "dope" even looks like a square bracket, which makes the shirt even more interesting to look at.
Best of all, this shirt uses University Blue, black, and the white background of the shirt in its design, which makes sure it perfectly matches your sneakers.
Money Bag Run T-Shirt
So far, all the shirts we've discussed have come in white. If you're looking for a black t-shirt, look no further than the Money Bag Run shirt.
This shirt is for you if you enjoy detailed artwork with lots of shading and subtle coloring. It features what looks to be a bank robber hastily making his escape while wearing sunglasses and holding a bag of money.
Unlike the other shirts, the matching colorway of this shirt is more subtle.
The white and University Blue are featured on the bank robber's sweater and hat, while the black is featured on the t-shirt background and in the details on the illustration.
Mr. J;S T-Shirt
If you're a fan of the Joker or DC Comics, then you'll love the Mr. J;S shirt.
This is another black t-shirt featuring a smiling, Joker-like figure wearing a hat and holding a mask in his hand.
You'll love this shirt if you prefer detailed art that has lots of colors and shadows. Plus, the different colors in the Joker artwork (such as the green in his hair, the red of his lips, and his navy blue hat) give you lots of options for matching the rest of the outfit to the shirt.
This shirt is another great pick if you want to match your University Blue Jordans more subtly.
While the Joker's hat is navy blue, the University Blue color is predominant in the illCurrency logo that sits above the Joker's left hand.
Ill C Bear T-Shirt
This shirt is a cuter variation of the Stay Ill Bear shirt. Unlike that one, where the bear wore a cool outfit and posed seriously, the Ill C Bear shirt features a cute, smiling bear wearing headphones and a varsity jacket.
The outfit on the bear (cap and jacket) is a perfect match for the University Blue colorway. This is because this colorway is a nod to Michael Jordan's Alma Mater, North Carolina University.
So it's a perfect match that the bear in the t-shirt looks like he's a student heading to class and enjoying his music on the way.
This is also another shirt that gives you more pairing options for your other clothes. While the University Blue color is featured on the bear's varsity jacket and sleeves, there are a few other colors in the shirt.
These are the army green on the bear's headphones, the green color of the money that's coming out of his pocket, and the brown color of the bear himself.
I’m Fine, but My Kicks Are Sick T-Shirt
For bold font and eye-catching graphics, look no further than this My Kicks are Sick t-shirt.
The fonts on this shirt are reminiscent of the 70s and 80s comic books or even some classic horror movies.
Of course, "sick" here doesn't mean illness but refers to the slang "sick," which means something is cool or impressive. The word "sick" actually started to be used for slang in the 80s, so, perfectly, the font on the t-shirt is reminiscent of this time.
Each row of letters alternates colors between black and University Blue. Plus, the word "sick" is the largest and is also blue, making sure that it stands out while being an eye-catching match for your sneakers.
Hustler Mentality T-Shirt
This Hustler Mentality t-shirt has a refined yet artistic look that's perfect for slogan lovers.
This shirt features the word "hustler" written in University Blue lettering that looks like it was written with an artist's marker.
The shirt also features the word "mentality" in a black, handwritten font and another University Blue detail with the illCurrency logo added to the bottom-left part of the shirt. The shirt also features a black crown on top of the word "hustler," which adds a whimsical detail to this artistic shirt.
Styling Your University Blue Air Jordan 1s
Once you've got the perfect set of t-shirts for your University Blue Air Jordan 1s, there are a few extra tips you can follow, so you get the most wear out of your new outfit.
Not only does the correct styling help you wear your sneakers and matching shirt with more outfits, but it will help them look better while matching your style.
Complete Your Outfit
Since the University Blue t-shirt is only one part of your outfit, you want to optimize the rest of your outfit so your sneakers and University Blue Jordan shirt can shine.
To elevate your outfit, you can look at how to wear jeans with sneakers so you can wear your Jordans and your matching t-shirt on more occasions.
Some other clothing items you can wear with your Jordans and matching illCurrency shirt include:
- Baseball caps
- Leather jackets
- Denim jackets
Unless you're getting sneaker matching apparel, it's usually difficult to find exact color matches for your sneakers. This is especially true for University Blue, which is a particular shade.
So, instead of trying to find a jacket or hat to match your Jordans and your illCurrency shirt perfectly, focus on keeping the rest of your outfit neutral.
The best colors to go with are black, white, beige, and differing shades of gray. Even if you like to wear a lot of color or prints, you want your Jordans and your t-shirt, so they stand out and be the centerpiece of your outfit.
Have a Few Go-to Combinations
Another way to get the most wear out of your sneaker matching apparel is to have a few go-to combinations. This way, if you're in a rush, you can pick out a shirt, matching hoodie, grab your sneakers and be out the door.
If you don't have any go-to combinations, check out some inspiration online first. See what pieces you have that are mentioned in these posts, such as a biker jacket or slim jeans.
Then, add in your Jordans and your University Blue t-shirts. You can also add in a neutral-colored hat, especially if it's summertime.
This way, you can have a few set pairings, so you don't have to waste time figuring out what to wear. Plus, you'll get more wear out of your sneakers and matching shirt as you'll already know what to wear them with.
And if you want more variety, don't forget that you can also get other t-shirts that match your shoes, such as our Jordan 9 University Blue shirt styles.
Complement Your Style
Finally, you want to make sure you're always complementing your style. This goes beyond the t-shirt and sneakers that you pair together.
Whichever jacket, pants, and hat you choose to wear with your sneaker matching apparel, you always want to keep your style in mind. Otherwise, you won't end up wearing your t-shirt and sneakers, either.
Let's say it's winter outside and you can't only wear your t-shirt and jeans. If you don't have a jacket that fits your style, you'll only end up wearing your matching t-shirt and sneakers at home or the gym.
Instead, you want to make sure you have other items in your closet that complement your personal style and the types of t-shirts you like to wear with your sneakers.
And if you don't have a signature style, look at some blogs or your favorite celebrities online for inspiration.
Once you've gotten enough pieces that fit your style, it will be easier to grab a jacket and hat to match your sneaker outfit and be out of the house in no time.
Get the Perfect University Blue Shirt for Your Air Jordans
A University Blue Shirt is the perfect way to get more wear out of your University Blue Jordans. And if you plan on wearing your blue Jordans often, then it's a great idea to have a few shirts that you can mix and match weekly.
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