Originally Posted by PhiloVance
So the Brendon might actually be more of an Ecton boot than a Dover boot . . .
Comparing the picture of the 'Brendon' (which I've never seen before) to my four eyelets 'Halifax' (which is the boot version of the 'Dover'), I believe it is actually the same boot (same pattern) with just a different arrangement of the eyelets.
At one time, EG did offer the 'Halifax' with five eyelets. Again it was the identical pattern, just the eyelets were a bit closer spaced to get five pairs into that same space. Judging by the picture, the 'Brendon' might be the five eyelets 'Halifax' version with the bottom two let off. The eyelets look closer together than on my four eyelets version.
Here is the five and the four eyelet version of the ;Halifax:Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Actually my mistake, looking at the pictures again, there is a difference in the pattern between 'Brendon' and 'Halifax'. The bottom corner, where the lowest eyelet sits is cut off on the 'Brandon'.