When Montreal-born Alexandre Despatie isn't winning medals for his superb diving skills, he's searching for the perfect Prada suit and eyeing stylish and practical laptop bags. Get to know the Canadian diver.
What grooming products do you use?
I’m in chlorine a lot so it’s very important for me to hydrate my skin. I use Gillette Hydrator Body Wash in the shower and Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor to shave. I also use a bit of hairspray if I have dinner plans.
Do you have a favourite cologne?
Boss Bottled Night from Hugo Boss.
Who’s your personal style icon?
David Beckham seems to know what he’s doing. He always looks put together. I always look for him in men’s fashion magazines.
What are your style basics?
I love shoes. Often times, I build an outfit around shoes. My last purchase was a clean and simple John Varvatos pair. I usually wear jeans, my favourite brands are Levi’s and Nudie for their cut. I’m also a Paul Smith fan. I went to their store in London and fell in love with the label. I also like a really good suit. A friend of mine got married last summer and I bought a Prada suit. It fit perfectly and didn’t need any alterations.
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How does swimming impact your skincare routine?
The chlorine really dries out my skin and hair so I always have to remember to moisturize and not over wash.
What was the last gift you received?
A tan over-the-shoulder Marc By Marc Jacobs bag that’s the perfect size and great to carry a laptop in.