For those not familiar, here is an interesting little online anecodate on Nic de G: http://www.vernonstories.com/
(scroll down to the 'Vampyr' story - talks about a classic horror film, and gives a capsule bio of the baron). LK, RJ - care to post pictures of the elegant gent? And...a bit more on-topic - is there any evidence other than the dissolution of bespoke ops that EG is really changing its business model? They only added bespoke recently, and I think that they could reasonably discontinue it and raise prices without preparing for an ad campaign/takeover.