I needed a chair for the master bedroom, for my husband who is 5' 10" & average build. He reads a lot and has his 17" TV in the room, so it needed to be comfortable, without taking up too much room & still be in that price range. I read almost all the comments and was not sure it would work out, thinking it may be too low or too narrow & I do not like the "barrel" style of the '60s, and it is not - it is a handsome piece of furniture. Most of the reviews were positive, so I ordered it. We were so delighted with this chair, as the leather is so beautiful, the quality is very good, and is very comfortable for him. It makes the room look great with the deep brown color; there is no swish noise as a few said, and you do not slide off it since it is deep enough. An excessively large person would not fit in this chair; it is not as short as I thought it maybe & was very easy & quick to attach the legs. We are both so happy with this purchase & I show the chair to family & friends often. It matches well with a brown leather bench I purchased from Overstock in the past. I can see how others who purchased this chair for reception ares, waiting rooms or for the home would be very satisfied as we are.