' My latest "project jacket" and first Navy G1 ever. From what I gather, this is a 1969 contract Vietnam era standard issue. And this specific one smells like the pilot ditched in the Gulf of Tonkin! No exaggeration and I've smelt funky smokey vintage before but even the leather has a dried saltwater like tack to it. At the very least, someone attempted survival swimming training in this. Pop the collar, tie the sleeves, and breath into your jacket, creating a flotation bubble. Question to the lounge when dealing with this sort of funk, how would you go about it? I've previously done soaks/tub washes in woolite on other jackets but doubt that will work here. Also done the vodka spray bottle soak down to get rid of smoke which might help with this. Last resort I know of, spray down with pure vinegar and apparently when it drys, the vinegar smell is gone along with funk. This wasn't a huge cash outlay so Im willing to gamble but given my military past I'd like to attempt at this being wearable by me. Ideas???