The handle back diner chair is still a popular diner chair for restaurants, homes, and kitchens.  The handle back diner chair can be upholstered with a solid back, a channeled back, or a two tone back.  The back on a handle back diner chair usually features a little bit of a dip right below where the handle attaches.  Although the handle is primarily for decoration, it can be used to lift the chair up or move the chair around.  If you are looking to make your chair even more retro, you might consider having the chair upholstered in either cracked ice vinyl or Naugahyde Zodiac upholstery vinyl.