Do you think other people see you as the same?
Hector: Yeah way too much. When it comes to twins, the first thing the people do is see two identical people and it kind of freaks you out. I catch people in the street staring at us all the time. We each have our own Instagrams and people will send me pictures like “he’s copying you, who is this?” I’m like do you not know we’re twins? We have pictures together and people are thinking it’s Photoshopped.
Jan Carlos: People see us as the same but once they start to get to know us they’ll see the differences.
Hector: Most people from where we’re from back home won’t even call us by our names - they would just say the twins.
Jan Carlos: People call me Hector and I look because I know they don’t know.
Hector: When my grandmother does it I’ll just answer - I don’t want to offend her [laughs].
Tell me how your styles differ?
Jan Carlos: I have multiple styles, I do 80s and 70s, sometimes 60s, early 00s depending on what influences me the most, especially in music. With my brother, he has more of a street style.
Hector: Yeah, I like to keep things simple.
Jan Carlos: I like to spice things up. [laughs]
What do you love about one another?
Jan Carlos: I love how we are different and how we have our own individuality yet are still the same. Our view of life is the same but we’re still individuals.
Hector: The funniest thing is when I buy something and then he buys it in a different colour. That’s proof that there’s some kind of weird telepathy going on. That happens quite a lot.
What annoys you about one another?
Jan Carlos: It annoys me how similar we are, especially with clothes. When I was younger, we dressed in the same clothes until middle school. The worst part was looking for my stuff and taking his without realising and then we’d be fighting over them. When really I’d just want to wear his pants.
Does it annoy you that people think you’re the same?
Jan Carlos: It doesn’t annoy me because they don’t know us yet. But my mum used to say, “Well you’re twins, if one of you does something wrong you’re both in for it” - that would annoy me [laughs] I never understood that and I hated it.