DOING A DREXLER: London was clearly calling Millard “Mickey” Drexler, who was spotted multiple times around town this week. At one point he was chatting with his pal Sir Philip Green in the lobby of the Dorchester Hotel — Green’s home away from home — while at another, he was at Claridge’s, having bacon and eggs with Nick Ashley and James Eden of the men’s tailored clothing and accessories label Private White V.C.

J. Crew junkies stay tuned: Private White V.C. is a vertically integrated Manchester-based company that specializes in men’s clothing, accessories and outerwear with a rugged, utility feel inspired by military garments and classic British men’s wear silhouettes. Ashley, a son of the late Laura and Bernard Ashley and former head of Alfred Dunhill men’s wear, designs the line. Expect to see the brand’s peacoats, raincoats, and Harris Tweed city-to-country jackets coming to a J. Crew outlet near you.

This story first appeared in the April 26, 2013 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.