I know what you mean by "feels older". I have a hat from the early 60s that i swore was older. The label looked like it had a little more age to it, etc. But what i have learned over the years is it also depends on how the garment was cared for or stored. Why i thought it was older is that it had that "tea stained look" to the label and the label. The netting inside the hat/lining had a feeling to it that i can't describe - almost like a residue patina feeling to it. THe difference is that even though in excellent condition . no rips tears, etc, it just had this "older feeling" maybe from body oils, maybe from storage, whatever. Like a Patina on a piece of wood.