Lesson #110: Clipping your money
Money clips own for occasions where you want to travel lightly, but still carry around stacks of cash like a boss. But please, if you’re going to try to be big pimpin’, make sure your (money) clip isn’t showing too much brand allegiance.
Tommy Hilfiger Men’s Magnetic Money Clip,Brown,One Size
INFEASIBLE: Clips featuring obvious instances of the company logo
This Ralph Lauren would be a fine accessory to bring with you to the Club (wherever that is), if only it didn’t come with the logo on it. Seriously now, money clips average at a length of 3.5 cm – that means branding like this is bound to be conspicuous. It boggles the mind how this got approved since who the hell gets to see someone else’s money clip that often anyway? Bad integrated marketing move. That and the clip comes magnetized, which could potentially screw with some of your handheld/pocket devices.
Coach leather inlay money clip
Feasible: Clips with consistent elements
Now I totally get why RL wants their logo on it, i.e. exposure, but unfortunately they didn’t come up with as good of an idea as Coach did. Sure, this piece is EVEN MORE branded, but the instances of the logo belongs to the patterned design rather than as separate and differently-colored elements. Bravo to men’s accessories from Coach, for once.