It was. I've actually asked Guy about it in particular. It was a one off for someone at Cabourn. It's what Viberg used to call the 1950s service boot. A lot of the European stockists had similar make ups with 5 or 6 eyelets in last two years or so. I also think that just asking can't hurt if there are enough folks here interested. After all, it isn't altering something fundamental (like x number of rows of stitching, etc).
5 or 6 eyelet poll anyone?