Living

A Masculine Investment for Your Home

A good chair is a functional sculpture, like this vintage Poul Kjaerholm PK22 chair, available at 1stdibs.

Call it the best seat in the house. A relaxing leather lounge chair—comfortable, timeless and extremely durable. Of course, it's practically a prerequisite for any bachelor pad, but if you ask us, owning a leather chair is your God-given right, no matter your relationship status. These days, the best options aren't the overstuffed reclining versions of your father's generation. They're sleeker and more adaptable to various interior styles, with clean lines that sit comfortably between modern and rustic. Somewhat minimal and quintessentially masculine, they work in a living room, a bedroom or even an office. They're the kind of pieces you can hang onto for years. Which is good, because these chairs will only get better looking and more comfortable with age.

Our Favorite Picks

Stephen Kenn Obsidian Leather Armchair

Cognac leather belts make for a rugged contrast against the black leather and steel

Obsidian leather armchair,
$3,200 by Stephen Kenn

West Elm Camden Chair
West Elm Camden Chair

Camden chair, $999 / $559.99
w/code FRIENDS at West Elm

CB2 Savile Tufted Chair
CB2 Savile Tufted Chair

Savile tufted chair,
$1,199 by CB2

Eric Trine Rod & Weave Chair

The vegetable tanned leather will develop a warm patina and soften with continued use

Rod & Weave chair,
$1,350 by Eric Trine

France & Son Irondale Ebonized Lounge Chair

Irondale ebonized lounge chair,
$1,170 by France & Son

Lazy Susan Angular Teak and Leather Lounger

Angular teak and leather lounger,
$798 by Lazy Susan

Porter International Genoa Sling Armchair

Genoa sling armchair,
$591.99 by Porter International

How to care for leather guide

How to Care for Your Leather

Whether it's your boots, a jacket or the chair you just shelled out for, proper cleaning and conditioning will prolong the life of your leather.