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20 Questions with Janusz Pałka

In this issue of 20 Questions, Jamie from Cap Collectors speaks with Janusz Pałka, also known as twitchthisone, a cap collector from Poland.

  1. twitchthisone_selfiePlease introduce yourself – who are you, where are you from and give us some details about yourself. Hello everyone, my name is Janusz, I live in Bielsko-Biala, Poland. I am 29 years old, I work as a welder and my personal life revolves around few passions: tattoos, Marvel comics and New Era Caps. Me and my collection you can find on Instagram as @twitchthisone.
  2. How long have you considered yourself a cap collector? I’m a collector in total for the second time… about 7 years ago I first started to collect caps but for personal reasons I had to sell them. At the moment, I’ve been collecting for about 2 years and my thoughts about them has changed so this collection gonna stay with me forever!
  3. When did you first get first start collecting caps? Did you set out from the start to be a cap collector or did you just pick up a cap and become hooked from thereon? I used to not pay much attention to caps, just one was enough for me. The idea of collecting them appeared after watching the movie “How High“.
  4. Do you remember what your first ever cap was? Of course I remember it! I got it when I was something like 12 years old and it was an NBA team – the Phoenix Suns.
  5. Do you always buy one particular brand of cap or do you vary your collection? New Era only!
  6. How many caps have you currently got in your collection? 38.
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  7. Do you have a target that you want to hit or even a target that you plan to stop at? I have no limits to the number but I would not buy them just so the collection gets bigger.
  8. Do you have one cap that you favour to the rest? No, I don’t. I love each one the same!
  9. Do you have any rare or limited edition caps? Unfortunately no, I hope that it’s gonna change soon.
  10. When buying caps, do you always go for a particular team or sport, or do you just buy any that you think look good? I pay attention to a few things before buying, for example when it comes to teams I usually choose one from the NFL; even though I have a couple of MLB. Very often I am looking for caps associated with my favorite companies like 10Deep, Mishka, Famous SaS or Crooks & Castles.
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  11. Fitted, snapback or strapback? Fitted, although I have a few snapbacks in my collection.
  12. Do you wear all of your caps or do you have some that you haven’t yet got around to wearing (or don’t plan to wear)? It depends on what I’m wearing. I try to use all of them, some of them more often, some of them less.
  13. What’s the cheapest price you’ve ever paid for a cap? $5.
  14. And what is the most you’ve ever spent on one? $48.
  15. Having a large number of caps means you need somewhere to store them – how do you store your caps? While I still have a place they are all on a cabinet at my room..but it’s getting closer to the moment where I had to come up with a new place for them.
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  16. Do you have any particular methods or techniques for cap care? I’m cleaning them regularly with lint roller and that’s good enough I think.
  17. What’s your go-to place to buy caps and why? In Poland it is hard to get a nice cap, ’cause the choice is not that big and prices are often excessive. But I can recommend a few online shops from my country – theavenue.pl, urbancity.pl and urbanflavours.pl.
  18. Do you have any interesting or funny stories you can tell us from your time as a cap collector? From some time, as part of a club called ‘Team Fitted’, I designed several logos for members of the group, along the lines of the New Era sticker, and in exchanged for that I got some goodies and a few caps as a gift!
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  19. What do your family/friends/significant other think of your collection of hats? Some people are wondering why I have so many, some cheer me up and the others say that I am sick about it!
  20. Do you have any new purchases lined up or anything you’re particularly looking forward to? My dream is to be second Polish guy who will do his own custom fitted. And a special cap that I dream about will be Mishka x Sesame Street × New Era.

A huge thankyou to Janusz for talking to us about his collection of caps – be sure to follow him on Instagram to see his collection: @twitchthisone.

Want to be featured on 20 Questions? Drop an e-mail to jamie@capcollectors.com.

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