"He's very good with the advice," Alex told us. "But it's all a bit random, like 'get a cat, don't eat pasta'." Alex admitted a lack of creativity in the past when buying for Father's Day, opting for a tie to go with his dad's favourite linen suit.
Alex shared his own secrets for looking dapper with us, admitting to a fondness for 'guyliner' (MAC Eyeshadow in Concrete, £10, which he uses as a liner – call 0870 034 2676 for stockists) on "special occasions" and Kiehl's Ultra Facial Moisturiser, £13.50 (call 0207 240 2411 for stockists). "I bumped into the drummer from The Killers and he uses it," Alex told us. "He's my vindication for being a moisturising man – he's got a very smooth face."
Unfortunately, despite a fondness for dry shampoo, Alex's metrosexual tendencies don’t extend to the hairdressers. "I don't like them," he said, adamantly. "It's that cliché of telling them not to cut too much off and them always cut too much off. So I cut it myself with beard trimmers. I shaved my armpits once, too. I looked like a had a couple of small wizards in there growing beards so I took the lot off. But it itched too much growing back so I'm never doing that again."
Alex can be heard on on uk.myspace.com/myspacemarsplanetsradio every Thursday at 7pm.