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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.
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Tommy Hilfiger Men’s Magnetic Money Clip,Brown,One Size mens fashion

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.

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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.
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47. Wallets again

INFEASIBLE: Wallets with money clips attached
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(From Round Table Gifts
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The merging of money clip and the wallet is a god awful idea, at least from an aesthetic perspective.


Feasible: Smart money clips
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If you’re really gunho about the whole best of both worlds business, then go with a smart money clip. Not only can you use it to fasten your money, but you can also store your driver’s license and credit cards on the back of it. Nifty.

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28. Let’s talk wallets

INFEASIBLE: Wallet + Money Clip + Credit Card case +…

There is this phenomenon in fashion called the Will to Over-Accessorize, and none of you should get pulled into it. This warning extends to even your wallet. Don’t have, on top of a three fold wallet, a credit card case, a business card case, a money clip and photo insert with pictures of your dog or, heaven-forbid, your grandchildren. Not only does it make you look like a fool when you have to cycle through all that shit to get to get your coin purse, it makes your pants pockets swell and look lumpy.


Feasible: Just a wallet and money clip
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(Brought you by Lord and Taylor and Macy’s)

Keep it simple (my usual advice). These two items aren’t exactly high-class merchandise, but they look nice and they won’t break the bank. And seriously guys, what’s the point in buying a really expensive wallet with a gigantic gay logo on it? How often does one see someone else’s wallet and form strong impressions about the person as a result of what they keep their money in?

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