I can haz Eemz repro? This chair, IIRC (no label), is a Plycraft from the 60s or 70s, and is considered one of the better ones, but it simply is not as good as a "real" one. I don't care enough to worry about it or pay the premium, but the premium does buy you something. Whether you care about that is up to you. This particular knockoff also avoids one of the "design flaws" of the original (the rubber washer-thingies that wear out) which could be considered an advantage, or a cut corner. But with the better/real ones you get better leather, "correct" styling (don't think I've ever seen a repro with exactly the same styling, there are always differences), better foam/cushioning (my seat sinks all the way when I sit in it, still comfy but could use work), better fit/finish, better resale value, and more choices of materials assuming you buy new. I'd love to have an original but I can't justify paying what they cost, so I am happy with this.