Introducing Man Cave Monday: Leather Chairs

Dated: 08/27/2012

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When I lead clients through properties, I find that women invariably focus on bathrooms, kitchens and closets while men almost never leave a home without mentioning the existence--or lack thereof--of a "man cave." It's not that women don't need a room of their own, too. They do. But most women consider the entire home their domain; they're picking out paint colors and flowering vines for the front gate long before the ink has dried on the closing papers.

Men, on the other hand, tend to want just one place where they can retreat. And every guy has a different idea of what he wants to accomplish there--watch sports, scratch body parts, play poker, drink beer, smoke cigars, but most of all recline in an enormous, perfectly worn-in leather chair that leaves him smelling like a freshly tanned cowhide.
For that reason, I'm debuting the first installment of "Man Cave Monday." Each week will feature a man cave must-have. This week: the leather man chair.
I don't have a designated man cave myself, but I've been rethinking my own living room and spent a crazy amount of time this summer conducting extensive research on leather chairs, trolling Craigslist and furniture sites. The idea: To have one in time for football season. Mission accomplished.
Here are some of my favorites + the one I chose:
This Pottery Barn chair--called the Manhattan Leather Club Chair--is pretty much the ultimate.


And because nothing beats the look and feel of lived-in leather, here's a vintage-inspired chair from the U.K.'s Rose & Grey furniture company:

Feast your eyes also on the 
Kensington Leather Chair from Restoration Hardware, said to "evoke the grand gentleman's club tradition."

Lastly, here's the chair I found at
Sprintz. I went with more contemporary lines, and it is now my ultimate man chair for football weekends, the missing ingredient I needed to make my house feel like a castle.
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TJ Anderson

TJ Anderson is a Nashville Realtor with Benchmark Realty who's helped countless clients both buy a home and sell a home in Nashville, Tennessee. He blogs about Nashville regularly, from Nashville-area....

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