Not so much a purchase...we've had a BarcaLounger, a modernish one with chrome curves on the sides, for a number of years. Anyway, it was a kinda hideous mossy green microfiber. We bought a cow of tanned leather at a yard sale a couple of years ago and just got the chair back from the upholsterer. Omg! Gor-ge-ous! Now it's a beautiful chair, modern, kinda masculine (for Hubby).
The delay was in finding a good upholsterer.