I have a Cal King bed with a large down comforter that has always been hard to care for because it is white & difficult to clean. This Duvet Cover was my first purchase from Overstock.com & it is wonderful! The subtle stripe pattern on the gray looks very upscale, like something from a hotel. The hand-feel of the cotton fabric is soft & thick with with a nice smooth texture. I haven't washed it yet but I washed the shams & they didn't shrink, warp, or fade. I took one star off for the seams where the button closure is: they are slightly uneven & there were still small chalk marks for where the buttons were sewn on (from the production I guess). I'm sure they will wash off. All in all, this was exactly what I was looking for & the price is stellar. Just a small note: If you have a Cal King Bed with a pillow-top mattress, the duvet cover will not drape over the sides down to the boxspring.