New Stylish Money Clips
These days, anything that helps organize your money sounds like an excellent investment. Beyond keeping your bills neat and tidy, money clips can reduce pocket congestion and allow you to carry cash safely in places where a wallet can't fit. Stashing a money clip in your front pocket rather than in the back also discourages thieves and pickpockets, making it an excellent option for secure travel.
For many men, a money clip also helps keep accumulation to a minimum and relieves them of the overstuffed wallet effect. Others reserve money clips for special events, when extra bulk would detract from a black-tie look. But everyone can use a money clip to carry bills, an ID and a couple of credit cards. (Take care with your cards, though-be sure to wrap them inside your cash, so the magnetic strips are protected from any metal closures.)
TV shows such as Mad Mencontinue to dictate fashion trends this season, and a money clip fits that swanky attitude.
Peak of chic
Sterling silver money clip
Bulgari, $255; bulgari.com
Stainless steel accented with stylized, tactile rubber inlay
Montblanc, $225; montblanc.com
Embossed leather money clip in persimmon
Coach, $48; coach.com
Sterling silver money clip that looks like a paper clip
Barneys New York, $65; barneys.com
1837 sterling silver money clip
Tiffany & Co., $125; call 800-526-064
Think practicallyChoose a money clip that holds bills securely but makes it easy for you to remove cash when you need it, without fumbling or dropping it.
Assess your situationDo you need to carry a credit card and an ID, too? If so, verify that the clip will hold those items firmly as well.
Take a test driveWill the clip you've chosen fit in the pocket where you want to put it? If it doesn't fit, choose another.
Avoid overloadingCarrying too much stuff in a money clip defeats its pared-down effect, and stretching it to capacity may cause it to lose tension.
Accent your personalityThe clip you use will get attention when you reach for your cash, so choose one that reflects your style.