Not sure. The guy I'm thinking of is a former co-worker (since he has changed campus in the last couple of months) and so I can't ask him. He's also a francophone, with a strong accent when speaking english. Does it match?
Not at all metal, not a hint of French and I'm half French myself. If I had to guess, I'd say he's strictly une tête carrée! LOL
Oh, also... he was buying 2 iP5's, one for his wife.