do you mean derbies(open lacing) to be gibsons? there is a story for sure, but i am not aware of it. maybe marcell hun of koronya can chime in. he did a lot of historical research within the austro-hungarian shoemaking trade. if one has an expertise on that, than he. yes, open lacing is what strikes me as predominant in Austro-Hungarian school of shoemaking. sure, read about Keiser's soldiers stuffing their Budapester toe boxes with straw during winter campaigns, while it made sense for Budapester toe box peculiar form and volume, did not explain open lacing. will be glad to hear from Marcell Hun, hoping to visit him at his shop some day. how nice that young gentleman like him is keeping the flame of fine craftsmanship alive.