Over on a Reddit thread about items that can and can't be BIFL (bought for life), there's a series of comments about what makes towels (and sheets, and duvet covers) good enough to last a lifetime.
They come from Reddit user (and fabric expert) JessthePest (all of whose comments are delightful, if you care to spend a morning falling down various Reddit rabbit holes).
I recommend the entire towel thread, as well as her extended sheets manifesto. And if after reading those you still want more, as I did, I DM'ed her to see if she'd be game to answer a few (or, a lot) more towel- and sheet-related questions, which she very kindly was. I still don't know her real name (I didn't ask), so thank you, Reddit, for making this possible.
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