A question for the blocking gurus,
I was considering having my 1983 Royal Stetson fedora reblocked from 7 1/4 to 7 3/8, but noticed a potential problem. I always kept a fairly tight pinch on the front, and now the felt near the top of the pinch seems a little weak. I'm afraid that stetching it might rip it.
Are there any options for strengthening the felt, or am I better off relegating it to a display model? I haven't been able to wear it for years because it's too small, but I won't get rid of it, for it holds too many memories for me.