One of the unfortunate things about something in this age of nearly instant communication and overall awareness sometimes leads to degradation, and possible extinction of highly sought-after products. Naugahs lived a pretty unknown life for centuries in the Naugatuck Valley of Connecticut until the early 1900s. It is where much of my wife's family comes from. One of her uncle's (by marriage) family had been part of the mad-hatters industry in the area until the 1960s. Their last beaver hat factory was where the Danbury Mall is now located. Before the mall was built, that area was known for the great fairgrounds and the heavy industry around it. Unfortunately as the hat industry was going into extinction, somebody decided to see what they could do with Naugahyde. They became like chinchillas and were overbred, interbred, and we ended up with things like cheap Corvair and Falcon seat covers from China. We got headphones that just couldn't replace a great uncomfortable set of ear blistering Acme 2000 Ohm headsets that made us tough! Anybody seen a Naugah recently?