I love my wool pea-coat, but when it rains….. peeeeyewww….
Have it professionally cleaned or clean it yourself with cold water and Woolite then hang dry it with a fan on it. Wet wool should not stink just because it is wet. If it did, most GIs would gag as the service still uses (for good reason) a lot of wool in clothing and GIs get wet – a lot. Neither training nor combat is called off for rain.
I was always impressed with how well even wet wool worked in cold. Our old ‘horse-blanket’ greens saved me a couple times. At 20,000+ feet, when the paper cup of coffee froze on the floor of the R4D, I welcomed the warmth (aside from other misery in the air, bumpy ride…)
The smell of wet wool is better’n wet dog in my humble opinion ;)
I have a boar hair brush it smells like a pig when I wash it.
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