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I can but dont know if ill ever rock hemi buttoned up due to the crop




sleeves are ok - you can see my watch if i stretch out arms. I have the elderberry in M and it def is a bit bigger so assumed this would be almost identical. Love the wash - just wondering if I need a bigger size. I fluctuate maybe 5-10lbs but not getting. much heavier than 10lbs more than where I'm at most likely.

Also - YES on the chair. I actually sold my Aeron to get this. I work in game marketing and a lot of the people I work with have these chairs and swear by them. We finally outfitted our game capture room with these and I was sold immediately. Super comfy and easy adjustments. Love it.

Few more pics of the fit compared to elderberry.

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Whats your height / weight ? sizing up a size would be my pref. Im guessing M isnt your TTS.
 

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No offense to gentlypfister but not remotely in the same league. Any chair marketed for "gamers" you should stay far away from (Herman Miller/Logitech collab aside) if you care about your back.

If an office chair has side bolsters like you're supposedly going to be pulling lateral Gs in it, that's a no for me. It's a chair, not a Ferrari.

Durability is also a concern when you're talking leather-backed chairs, no matter how much marketing they do about how it isn't a concern. You won't be seeing 25 year old Secret Labs chairs in tip-top shape like you do Aerons.


Used Aerons run like ~400 ish.



Looks great to me. Love the color combo going on here too.
Yea all valid points - And I can't speak to the longevity of this thing. I have had maybe 6 months? The Aeron I had was made for super tall/heavy people so it wasn't a good fit anyway - hence why this may feel like an upgrade in my case.

All I can say is that the secret lab has been good for me the last 6 months - i do switch between it and standing throughout the day too.
 

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Whats your height / weight ? sizing up a size would be my pref. Im guessing M isnt your TTS.
5'9" 175. Yea i'm almost always a L but sometimes am between sizes at my height. All depends on the cut of the top. For instance, I have a bunch of Anti Expos - all size L. But I tried the sundrenched folsom in L and I was swimming in it and would need a M. Not sure if that helps but it sucks when I'm in between on these thing . For $400, I want to love how it fits.
 

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Yea all valid points - And I can't speak to the longevity of this thing. I have had maybe 6 months? The Aeron I had was made for super tall/heavy people so it wasn't a good fit anyway - hence why this may feel like an upgrade in my case.

All I can say is that the secret lab has been good for me the last 6 months - i do switch between it and standing throughout the day too.
Yeah if you had a mis-sized Aeron, I could definitely see why it would be a bad fit. The seat lip can dig into your thighs if you're not sized correctly, the back can fit weird. Most people are a B. I assume you were probably sitting in a C, the biggest size. I'm a B, and when I sat in a C, it cut off circulation to my legs lol.

So the wisdom I've always heard/stood by for long-term office chairs (8+ hours a day over years of use) is that if you would describe it as "comfortable" .. it's not good for your back long-term. An ergonomic chair that's good for your back will feel "neutral" when you sit in it. Kind of like a Goldilocks situation.. not too comfortable, not too uncomfortable. If it's super comfortable, that means the chair is likely supporting you unnaturally in some way, which could lead to imbalance issues in your back muscles/posture.

If you're getting up often you're probably offsetting a lot of this anyway, just something to keep in mind as the years go on. Hell, standing all day or one of those yoga balls is much better than even an Aeron.
 

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5'9" 175. Yea i'm almost always a L but sometimes am between sizes at my height. All depends on the cut of the top. For instance, I have a bunch of Anti Expos - all size L. But I tried the sundrenched folsom in L and I was swimming in it and would need a M. Not sure if that helps but it sucks when I'm in between on these thing . For $400, I want to love how it fits.
hemi's never fit perfect imo , you always want something more out of it. best just to embrace the fit.
 

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PS. I still want those when your done with them. Don't think I forgot.
Baby on the way in August and you all have scared me with the children destroying clothes comments - I always remember @jclark216 talkin' bout cheeto fingers 😂 - so they may be a casualty.

But you have kids too so clearly you're just a mad man!
 

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I like my Paloma. Can I expect the same thing from the other Hemis?
I definitely need to pick up more colors.
 
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F*** UPS, they marked my order as delivered and it never got here 🤬 Has anyone experienced this issue in the past?

I reached out to JE customer care, hope they can help
 

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