The sheets are getting softer with every wash. My husband was complaining when I first got the sheets that they had stripes. He hadn't even felt them yet but had to complain (of course) but as soon as he took them out of the package that sure shut him up. These are high quality sheets. They are thick and smooth and I am so happy with my purchase. They wrinkle pretty bad but I've never had sheets that don't no matter what thread count.