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    Question Recommend a Well Built Recliner that will Last

    First, thank you for having this forum. I've been reading posts and have learned a lot already.

    My old recliner needs to be replaced and I first heard that Flexsteel was a good option, but after doing a little research it appears the company isn't what it once was. I've heard good things about Hancock and Moore. I'm looking for a tall recliner that will fit someone my height, 6', and weight, about 260. I'm round-shouldered so a headrest that was a little more full or could move forward would be nice. I'm interested in fabric, not leather.

    Any thoughts on brands and styles I should look at?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Great, glad you are enjoying the forum.

    Flexsteel is just OK as a brand, you aren't buying junk but don't look at it too closely as you will see workmanship details that show there is not much crafting to the piece. It's surely functional and if priced right and you are not particular it will do the job.

    Hancock & Moore is the gold standard, but will come in at a higher price point. Most the recliners in the line will work well for you, one of my personal fav's (and I'm about same size as you) is the 1044 Sadler. If you want the latest, greatest, then one of the units with the power headrests are really nice for watching TV. They will say "articulating headrest" in the description. http://www.hancockandmoore.com/Produ...ower-recliners

    Bradington Young another good line, less cost than H&M. They have the Alta Recliner which they copied from H&M (1044 Sadler clone) and their excellend luxury motion 200 series units which are pretty cutting edge, also with power headrests as well as optional adjustable lumbar support (additional cost)
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    Default Re: Recommend a Well Built Recliner that will Last

    Thank you for the useful information drcollie. I will look into those!

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    Default Re: Recommend a Well Built Recliner that will Last

    I just talked with a local dealer for Hancock and Moore (I live in California) and they didn't seem to know much about articulating headrests. They did mention the "Your Way" furniture line, so maybe that is what has an adjustable headrest for Hancock and Moore?

    After talking with the local dealer, they convinced me that good leather is nothing like cheap leather and so I am going to take a second look at their leather line of furniture. Should I repost this in the leather portion of the forum?

    Thank you for your time and input.

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    The Your Way YM36PR has an articulating headrests as do some of the models in the link I posted earlier.

    What defines a "Good Leather" vs a "Cheap Leather"? That's very vague. Suggest you read this link on the forum and then you can get schooled on types.

    http://www.myfurnitureforum.com/show...-FORUM-lt-READ
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    Once again, thank you for pointing something out that helps me learn, drcollie. I only knew that the few times I had sat in a leather chair is was either cold in the winter or warm in the summer and I thought, I don't want that, and I didn't bother to learn any more. It seemed obvious at the time it was something I didn't like and I assumed that people bought leather for the look more than the feel. I'm beginning to see that I had dismissed it prematurely, so I'm now trying to educate myself. Thank you again for the link, sir!

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    Well, I bought the Hancock and Moore. Thank you for all the advice. It is definitely a good recliner. Can anyone recommend a good leather treatment or cleaner for it?

    Thank you.

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    Thank you. I'll check that out.

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    I tried to order some, but never received the email invoice.

    Any advice?

    Thank you.

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