That says it, right there. One of my first vintage hats was a Penney's from the 60's, it didn't seem much better than modern so I didn't buy any other vintage hats for a long time. Then I landed a Dobbs Twenty and that was it. I still dabble in modern hats from time to time, hoping they rediscover the formula. No one has come close. It's not that modern hats are junk, some of the custom makers do superb work but the felt they have to work with is inferior. No amount of aging is going to make that spidering go away. I might add that there are shapes that are no longer done either like the 122 and/or 123 blocks on Stratoliners and Playboys. I recall somebody having a Stratoliner brim flange as well. They make for a more elegant shape that makes the modern Stetson's seem clunky by comparison.