The Man Chair

Listen up men.  We ladies have nothing against a big comfy chair for you to claim, put your feet up, and relax in.  Really!  We don’t!  We’re happy to give you a spot of your own.  Unless it looks something like this…..

Remember Martin Crane’s wrecked chair from Frasier?

Or how about the boys from Friends?

Their upgrade wasn’t much better…

Maybe Red Foreman’s chair was fashionable at the time….

Gentlemen, it’s time for an upgrade!  A man chair must have certain characteristics.  In my mind, it’s usually leather, but it could be cloth too – just not white.  The light colors just seem too dainty (and not forgiving) for most men.  Next, it needs arms.  The men I know, they like to lean.  (I get this – I like to lean too!)  And finally, they need a place to put their feet.  Whether it’s a recliner or an ottoman, you have to give them something, or those boots are going right up on the glass coffee table!

I’ve liked the Addin Armchair at Pottery Barn for quite some time, but it needs the companion ottoman!

The Petrie Chair from Crate and Barrel strikes a nostalgic note without looking like it’s suffered the ravages of time.

I think the Manhattan Chair from Pottery Barn is a timeless classic.  (The whole line is on sale now!)

Or if there’s some extra change lying around, he could spring for the classic Eames Recliner by Herman Miller at Room and Board.

So men (or ladies who know what men like) – did I miss anything?



2 Responses to The Man Chair

  1. Elie's Papel says:

    Thank God for the nicer chairs… unfortunately there are some out there like Frasier dad’s chair… Scary! 😉

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