TJC graduate and trend entrepreneur overcomes disabilities, invited to New York Style Week | Native Information

A Tyler resident and Tyler Junior Faculty graduate is making a splash within the trend business.

Romero Brown Jr., 25, started the Bizarre & Totally different clothes and attire model in 2020. Though the longer term is trying vibrant for the younger entrepreneur, Brown says the creation of the model grew from very highly effective and painful life experiences.

After shuffling between Colorado and Texas for a number of years, Brown’s mom determined to make a everlasting residence in Brownsboro when Brown was within the fourth grade.


Merchandise from the Bizarre & Totally different clothes line hangs on show. The model presents some attire particular to East Texas that learn “Born within the fireplace of East Texas.”

With household in Tyler, Brown visited repeatedly rising up and rapidly fell in love with the town. As soon as sufficiently old, Brown packed his luggage for Tyler and commenced faculty at TJC.

Brown stated though touring allowed him to grow to be the individual he’s in the present day, he admitted that college and making new associates was by no means simple for him. Brown was usually made enjoyable of or bullied for a incapacity he had from start. The taunting, even at a younger age, planted a seed of change and hope in Brown’s thoughts.

“I began my firm as a result of I used to be born deaf in my proper ear. As a consequence of me being deaf, it induced me to have a horrible speech obstacle. So due to my speech obstacle, I acquired bullied and teased tremendously,” Brown stated. “The well-known nickname children gave me was Mushmouth from the favored present ‘Fats Albert.’”

“As I acquired older my speech acquired approach higher as did my confidence. So I knew my goal early on was to make a product that represented loving your self and embracing one’s personal insecurities,” he stated. “What higher business than trend, which is the No. 1 approach folks categorical themselves.”

The model title itself, Bizarre & Totally different, makes a press release and Brown stated he put simply as a lot time into his emblem, Mr. Bizarre.

“My emblem is Mr. Bizarre consuming ice cream. While you eat ice cream it releases a hormone referred to as dopamine in your mind to make you are feeling higher,” he stated. “I needed an organization that not solely made you be ok with being your self but in addition, to really feel good whereas carrying our merchandise.”

After doing a pop-up trend occasion in San Antonio, the president of the occasion approached Brown inquiring about his clothes line prompting an invite to use for Texas Style Week San Antonio.

“She utterly fell in love with the model and the message behind it; she was adamant about us making use of the model into Texas Style Week San Antonio,” Brown stated. “After all of the paperwork was in, we made the ultimate cuts out of greater than 300 candidates. We had been tremendous excited and a bit anxious as a result of this is able to be our first trend week ever.”


A mannequin wears the Bizarre & Totally different clothes model on the Texas Style Week San Antonio earlier this month.

Brown stated though it was the model’s first present, the expertise and vibe felt very pure and the expertise opened much more doorways for the enterprise.

“Although it was our first, it felt so pure as soon as we lastly began. To say we had been grateful could be an understatement; due to that one occasion it opened many doorways for me and my model,” Brown stated. “We even acquired invited to New York for his or her trend week. I’m actually blessed and grateful to say the least. I simply need to say because of Sage and the San Antonio Style Week once more for taking an opportunity on a child from East Texas.”


Bizarre & Totally different Media Supervisor Maalesha Jordan, left, information a video for the model’s social media. The clothes line will open a retailer within the Broadway Sq. Mall with a grand opening scheduled for Nov. 5.

Model Media Supervisor Maalesha Jordan, who’s accountable for content material technique, social media, and pattern analysis, stated the model aligned along with her personal private beliefs.

“I’m obsessed with this model as a result of it aligns with my private mission to assist folks with self-love. This model was created to encourage folks to embrace their uniqueness,” she stated. “I need folks to know that everybody is Bizarre & Totally different and that’s one thing that must be celebrated.”

Throughout a visit to San Diego to advertise his model, Brown bumped into a number of influencers; considered one of which bought a Bizarre & Totally different hoodie on the spot. The encounter led to the corporate going viral on TikTok, being seen by hundreds of thousands.

The corporate is at the moment positioned at a kiosk in Broadway Sq. Mall throughout from Bathtub & Physique Works. Nonetheless, with the manufacturers continued success, Brown will probably be opening a storefront within the mall on Nov. 1. A grand opening is about for Nov. 5.


On Nov. 5 the Bizarre & Totally different clothes and attire model will maintain a grand opening for its retailer location within the Broadway Sq. Mall.

Bizarre & Totally different has a novel number of hoodies, T-shirts, jackets, sweaters, biker shorts, crop tops, lengthy sleeves, jogger pants, jogger shorts, puffer coats, crew necks, socks, stickers, tote luggage, hats, and fanny packs.

The mall is positioned at 4601 South Broadway Avenue. Hours of operation for the model are Monday by way of Thursday from 11 a.m. to eight p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday midday to six p.m.

For extra info, go to the Bizarre & Totally different Fb web page.

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