Help... I took my Barbour out of the closet and it stinks of mildew both inside and out. I don't see any mildew, no powdery dust or discoloration. This jacket is fairly new, and i tried hanging it out in the sun for days, both right side out and inside out. Fabreeze helped the inside a bit.
Then I looked at my old (bordering ancient) Barbour hanging on the back of a door, and it stinks too! But I can accept that... it's old, dirty and should stink of the barn. But it also smells really musty. ( We had a lot of rainy days in the past few months. I actually have grass growing in my pastures, a rare sight this time of year around here.)
So how do I clean/wash the stench out? I have dressing for them but I know not to use it without making them smell better.
Thanks for the vinegar suggestion...don't know why I didn't think of it myself. I buy it by the gallons, two at a time around here. this will be another use for my handy spray bottle of it. I used it yesterday on the inside (turned out) and it did wonders. Rained today (again) so I'm waiting for dry weather again to do the outside.
I agree the tent canvas smell is acceptable but this was so strong of musty mildew that I would have gagged a normal mortal had I worn it in public.