5 armchairs fitting for the modern gentleman

For many, the idea of owning a luxurious armchair to wile away long autumnal afternoons, with a glass of single malt, a roaring fire, and your favourite book is simply too good to be true. However, we should all be pursuing this pastime with full haste. So, whilst we work towards the ultimate goal, we should take a little time to indulge in the pièce de résistance of gentlemanly interiors, the leather armchair. To give you an insight into this wide, varied and vibrant avenue, here are 5 armchairs fitting for the modern gentleman.

Timothy Oulton

Timothy Oulton is British through and through, so it’s little wonder he designs some of the most quintessentially British furnishings. However, he is also a pioneer for the merging of natural and man-made materials, and this Aviator Tomcat armchair is stunning. Using high-grade leather and aircraft-grade aluminium, Oulton has created a modern, yet timeless piece of superior gentlemanly quality.

Tomothy Oulton Armchair The Gentleman's Journal

Aviator Tomcat, from £1,875


The club chair has long been the favourite of gentlemen across the globe. Originating in luxury Parisian hotels and members clubs, the subtle lines became instant favourites, not to mention undeniably masculine. This club chair from Eichholtz would look amazing in a library or reading room. We love it, and you’ll love it too.

Eichholtz Armchair The Gentleman's Journal

Berkshire Club Chair, £1,144


A name most will be familiar with, Chesterfield have crafted a long lineage of leather furniture products through its trend-setting oxblood red colourways and inlaid buttoning. If you’re after something steeped in British heritage, this Chesterfield Buckingham armchair is the one.

Chesterfield Armchair The Gentleman's Journal

Chesterfield Buckingham Armchair, £455.76

John Lewis

John Lewis has been building quite the reputation for furniture in recent years. With a hosting of well-crafted, high-end products to offer, it should be highly regarded as one of the best. For those looking for a true antique vibe, this Claverdon armchair is ideal. With a distressed look as standard, it’ll feel truly antique and ooze charm from the outset.

John Lewis Armchair The Gentleman's Journal

Claverdon Armchair, £1,600


Crafting a formidable career in the home furnishings world, David Linley now firmly sits as the king of exclusive British furniture. This Nelson chair, unsurprisingly named after Lord Nelson and his favourite chair, is both phenomenally hand crafted and drenched in luxurious British heritage, making it the ideal addition to any gentleman’s home.

Linley Armchair
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