Back before we moved, we sold a few pieces of furniture on Craigslist that we knew we no longer wanted nor would have room for in our new place – all proceeds going to our “man chair fund”.  In no time flat, we had saved enough cash to buy the “man chair” my husband wanted forever.

What prompted the fund was a trip we made to Farmville, VA, in December to visit Greenfront Furniture‘s warehouses of furniture.  I spied a dead-ringer copy of Restoration Hardware’s too-rich-for-our-means Buster Chair (our original man chair love), the Oscar Chair made by King Hickory:

almost a deadringer for the buster, wouldn't you say?!

At less than half the cost, the leather just as buttery and distressed, and the sit of the chair just as comfy as the RH version, we ordered it right then and there (not in the above color, but in the color “Tumbleweed Cafe”).

…and then waited 10 weeks…very impatiently…and then it arrived last week!!!

man chair!!!

I love the oversized nailhead trim along the bottom of the ottoman and chair…

yay nailheads!

…and the distressed leather is just as soft as can be…

love the distressed leather

…and the tufted back is perfection!…

so comfy

The only differences I’ve noticed so far between this chair and our many test runs in the RH chair is that it’s a little narrower and the back is a little shorter (like one row of tufts lower).  Also, the ottoman doesn’t have tufting on the top like RH’s.  But, I think those differences are worth the $1800 we saved!

husband looks pretty happy, huh?!

So now the great debate is whether we should get a second so they wear the same!  The man chair saga continues!