"THERE IS NO GOOD, WITHOUT THE BAD."
Hybrid Garbs was born with twin brothers Omar and Jammar Allison, commonly referred to as “the good twin and the bad twin.” The essence of the brand stems from the dualities and parallels between them. A pair of wolves, one black and one white, illustrate how seemingly opposite forces can complement each other. In his own words, Omar explains, “We are so much alike, yet so very different. I am more calm, understanding, and less confrontational. Jk (Jammar) is more aggressive, direct, and stands his ground firmly, never backing down on his beliefs.”
The following is a vulnerable story written by Omar and may be triggering to some readers.
My brother was abducted two years ago, yet it feels like yesterday. June 1st 2018. A day that is vivid in my mind and continues to haunt me. I went insane day after day wondering what the hell I should do. Morning after morning, finding myself fighting an internal battle. The mental battle of positive and negative thoughts. I cried every morning and every night. I’ve even thought about suicide a few times. I shake my head confessing an act I once misunderstood. “The mental battle is half the fight” is much more than a cliché. Every day someone is dealing with a devastating loss due to violence. They’re losing their mental balance and I believe this is perpetuating the violence we see today.
In November 2020, I received a phone call that revealed the fate of my twin brother. To be honest I don't have any words to explain how I feel. I don't know what to say at the moment. I am torn....
Hybrid Garbs is one of the few things helping me fight my mental battles and stay close to my brother. Jk loved this brand and I was so proud of him for all his creativity and dedication. It’s been an incredible journey. I will continue to develop the meaning of our brand, focusing on the battle between our two wolves. The wolves within us, reflecting the mental battles we face every day. The battle that is within us all, whether we acknowledge it or not. In life, there is no GOOD without the BAD.
The Story of Two Wolves
“You see, if I only choose to feed the white wolf, the black one will be hiding around every corner waiting for me to become distracted or weak and jump to get the attention he craves. He will always be angry and will always fight the white wolf.
But if I acknowledge him, he is happy and the white wolf is happy and we all win. For the black wolf has many qualities — tenacity, courage, fearlessness, strong-willed and great strategic thinking–that I have need of at times. These are the very things the white wolf lacks. But the white wolf has compassion, caring, strength and the ability to recognize what is in the best interest of all.
You see, son, the white wolf needs the black wolf at his side. To feed only one would starve the other and they will become uncontrollable. To feed and care for both means they will serve you well and do nothing that is not a part of something greater, something good, something of life.
Feed them both and there will be no more internal struggle for your attention. And when there is no battle inside, you can listen to the voices of deeper knowledge that will guide you in choosing what is right in every circumstance.”