I found this crappy old pair of C&J Chepstows in the op shop a while back. Took them into Double Monk yesterday, and discussed the state of them with Chris. The upshot is that he's sending them to the factory for refurbishment. Should get them back in a couple of months. Cost is $285 for Dainite soles, $250 for leather, including shipping. So the upshot will be I get a great looking pair of Chepstows in my size, with the leather really soft, for $295. The vamp wrinkling and a scar on the toe box will still be there, but that's not too bad. Will post pics when they get back.