I have been searching HIGH and LOW for good quality sheets. And these are it. I have thrown away so much money on this search. Don't worry about the price of these sheets, it is WORTH it. My description of the perfect sheets. Soft and smooth, but not SATINY per se, just a nice soft, cool, cotton feel. Heavy quality, with a great hand feel . . .NOT see through and flimsy. THSE ARE THOSE SHEETS! Thread count is deceiving. I have purchased so many sets of 1100, 1500, etc. These 800 TC sheets are FAR better in quality and feel than all those other so called "luxury" sheets. The stripes add some elegance and these sheets become softer with each wash. I know they will last me a long time -- the quality is unbelievable for such a great price. The stitching is solid and flawless and they have that luxurious substance I have been searching for. I look forward to jumping into my bed and snuggling in now. Thank goodness my search is over! I'm buying several more sets. BTW, I purchased the stone color, and it is very nice. A warm, earthy tone. Love it.