An excellent purchase. These towels did shed quite a bit in the wash prior to their first use, but since then have produced only a small amount of dryer lint with each wash. They are well constructed with a more classic design. They have held their shape beautifully with no puckering and look lovely hanging. They are thick without being too fluffy. Computer monitor colors can be tricky, but the gold color was as expected and goes well with our new remodel.