Introducing Team EEC - Jeff


GARMENTO /ɡɑːˈmɛntəʊ/  - A person who works in the fashion industry, especially in a field regarded as unglamorous.


Chances are you've maybe gotten a glimpse of Jeff as he stealthy restocks the sales floor or helps the with web team photo shoots. Jeff is another behind the scenes player on Team Essential Elements. He identifies as a garmento, someone who is immersed in the fashion industry but almost exclusively behind the scenes. 

Jeff is fairly new to Team Essential Elements but an integral part of our day to day operations. He has a great eye for style, a sweet tooth like no other and loves old school house music. 

 Jeff Bailey - Team Essential Elements Chicago

 Who are your favorite Essential Elements designers and favorite piece that you've purchased thus far? I love Alembika, Rundholz and Just Sofia. Each designer is so cutting edge and fashion forward. I recently purchased an Oversized hoodie from Just Sofia. As soon as it came out of the box I knew I had to have it. 

How long have you worked at Essential Elements? I've been apart of the team for 9 months and I've loved every minute of it. I have so much fun while still getting the job done. 

What's a must have staple in your closet ? My denim jacket which I recently turned into a vest. 

You can attend any runway show and sit in the front row, where are you going? Oh that's easy, BALMAIN! His designs are so unique and I love his gender neutral ghetto fabulous collections!  

Lunch anywhere in the world, who is at the table with you? Chicago Cut Steakhouse with the staff of EE sitting across from me. I'm ordering the thickest, juiciest T-Bone steak. 


Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing. 

Salvador Dali 



    • Pamela Hollins

      While learning the new term “garmento” was meeting and working with Jeff! His gift of style and fashion is in his DNA. He also has a keen eye for detail. I often seek his opinion either for a customer or myself and he has never steered me wrong. I see a bright future for Jeff in the fashion industry and I hope I’m around to see it unfold. I love working with him and he has become the little brother that I never had!

    • Jackii

      Thank you for helping me with photoshoot prep and laughing at my silly jokes. Love you!

    • Kathy Irving

      Jeff, so glad I had a chance to work with you. You are a joy!

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