These towels are exactly what I expected based on other reviewers' comments and the product description. They're thick, fluffy, and absorbent, and feel absolutely luxurious! The workmanship is of high quality; I found no loose or dangling threads to trim and no questionable seams. To "defuzz" them, I washed the towels several times before using them. Not unexpectedly, the black towels need to be washed separately from other laundry two or three times before they stop shedding both color and lint, but that didn't trouble me. Because they have a different trim pattern, I anticipated that the towels would become misshapen if dried in a clothes dryer rather than on a line, but these came out of the dryer in beautiful condition, showing no extra shrinkage around the trim. When I need towels for my second bath, I'll hope that this product is still available. They're quite possibly the best towels I own!