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How to get rid of musty smell?

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I have a sport coat that smells a bit musty from long-term storage. This afternoon I took it to a reputable local cleaner and was advised that dry cleaning wouldn't necessarily resolve the odor issue, but as we all know it could beat up the fabric. Any suggestions on how to make it smell fresher?
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My example is not quite the same as the OP's problem, but it may be helpful:
I bought a used cell phone case that reeked of cigarette. I tried vinegar, I tried baking soda Nothing worked.

What worked, however, was leaving the case in direct sunlight. The smell was gone within a couple of days.

By all means, leave the garment in full sunshine for a few hours and see what happens.

Best of luck!
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