For our wedding registry, we searched high & low for good towels. Finally found these at Macy's, so we registered for the white towels. We loved them so much that we ordered 6 of the taupe towels for my parents for Christmas. They just arrived and are awful. They are about half the thickness of our wedding towels and the softness is less than desirable. Definitely not worth the amount we paid, so we are returning them. Manufacturing must have changed over the last 6 months or buying a colored towel maybe effected the quality. Dunno, but extremely disappointed.