Deep cleaning FITS breeches

I have a pair of secondhand FITS breeches that need a deep cleaning. I’m not sure how they were stored, but they have that “barn” smell almost permeated into them. It doesn’t matter if they are freshly washed.

Normally, I would throw something like this in a bucket of oxi-clean and water and let them soak, but these have deerskin knee patches. Does anyone have any suggestions?

I do all my wash with a “glug” of apple cider vinegar. It helps immensely with barn - and teenage boy - odors. I would give that a whirl with the Leather Therapy.


Are you somewhere that you have some sunshine this time of year? A good dose, several hours worth, of sunshine will freshen almost anything.