QUESTION: Hello - I placed a no obligation order on the Sebastian Club Chair and wanted to hear from people who own this chair to see how it turned out.
1 by Brian C 1/3/2013
ANSWER: I bought this chair, a sofa-bed, and a hassock about six years ago, and I've been very happy with them, even though they're not cat-proof.
I don't remember there having been a choice of tiers in the leather when I bought my furniture. I got the darkest brown that was available, and it's held up pretty well despite the assaults of the aforementioned cats.
I'm about the same size as Brian, and I find the chair very comfortable, though you sit pretty low, so getting up out of it can be a two-stage process.
This is the only leather furniture I've owned, so I don't really have anything to compare it to except cloth. Leather isn't as forgiving as cloth, and if it gets a crease in it such as from having an end table jammed up against it for a while that crease is probably there forever. Leather requires more maintenance than cloth, if you want to keep it. And it's not as easy or as cheap to repair. On the other hand, it's *leather*, and as long as you take care of it it'll look great, even with some scratches and such. Up to a point, damage just gives it character. By the way, if you like to lean your head back when you watch TV, put a nice cloth between your head and the chair in warm weather, or your perspiration may add more character than you really want. That's just leather, not a knock against this chair.
I can imagine being even happier with some hypothetical suit of furniture, so I'll reserve the ten for some future ecstatic experience; but I have no complaints at all, so I'll give this suit a nine. I recommend it without reservation. by J D 1/8/2013
REPLY: Thank you J! This helps out a great deal. by Brian C 1/12/2013
ANSWER: W H - Thank you for the reply. I would greatly appreciate hearing from you on the backrest angle of the chair. Do you feel like it would allow for a quick snooze or is too upright
The reason I ask is that I'm planning on putting this in my bedroom corner allowing me to read a paper, watch some TV which is 6 feet up on the wall and take a snooze. I have an order in for the ottoman.
Also - this chair is one of the larger chairs measuring from the outside of one armrest to the other 41.5 inches. How would you rate the size of the chair Small Medium or Large
Thanks, Brian by Brian C 1/6/2013
ANSWER: Strongly recommend getting the ottoman if you haven't already - the chair is great with the ottoman. by W H 1/4/2013
I bought the Sebastian Club with Tier 1 leather and got the ottoman as well. Although I can't remember offhand the name of the leather I got, I can see that it is no longer offered as I look at their site. The color we got appears virtually the same as the model they have in the photograph...it appears to now be called Revel Tiger's Eye. Our leather is attractive, durable and of pretty high quality.
I am not tall 5'8", but regrettably I am fairly large - 260lbs. We ordered the optional down cushioning. The chair is comfortable and strong and accommodates my bigness just fine. The seat and back are great. The angle is fine. The only comfort issue I have is that the arms have an arch to them that results in the weight of your forearm being concentrated in a short span rather than being dispersed over the length of the arm. That short span has rather minimal padding...you can feel some wood framing under it. since these are custom made, I would specifically request that their be sufficient padding in the arms...in particular the center portion. I would rate my chair an 8. If there was more padding in the arms, I would easily give it a 10. by Chris H 1/4/2013
REPLY: Hi Chris - Thanks for the reply. I will take your recommendation and ask the dealer to pay close attention to the padding levels on the arms.
Is your chair a recliner or the standard
Did you get an ottoman
Brian by Brian C 1/6/2013
ANSWER: I selected cognac and the leather has worn well over the past four years. I'm 6'5" 205 lbs and the recliner is padded well and has withstood daily use well. It is comfortable reclined or upright and plenty of room for larger frames. The leather requires little maintenance. On a scale of 1-10, my satisfaction is an 11. You will not be disappointed. by S H 1/4/2013
REPLY: Hey S - Thank you for taking the time to reply. Although I have an order in for the regular chair I am considering the recliner now given your reply. How has the construction been with the footrest and the reclining mechanism My experience is that the footrest can become loose allowing movement from left to right. Anything to consider there? by Brian C 1/6/2013
QUESTION: Hi. I'm looking for a club chair that you sit "down in" as opposed to sitting more upright. Something laid back for relaxing. Does this chair fit that bill Thanks in advance! by Erik J 4/21/2011
ANSWER: As long as you get the recliner, you can lay back. Otherwise you will be sitting more upright. It is an excellent chair. by Patrick B 4/24/2011
ANSWER: It's not a recliner, but then the back is not straight up at 90 degrees either. It is pretty comfortable and relaxing when you pair it with the ottoman.
Ken by W H 4/24/2011