Do you use a money clip or wallet to carry your money? Mr. Peacock prefers a wallet that has a pocket for change—so your loose coins don’t clink around in your pocket. Money clips seem very old school to me. My father always used a money clip, and it was usually a commemorative Governor’s Cup money clip—a golf tournament he would play in every year. He didn't like the look or the feel of a bulky wallet in his trouser pocket, and preferred having his bills in an organized bundle—secure in a compact money clip.
I think some men who use money clips don’t really use coins either—my father disliked having any change on him. In San Francisco, many of the parking meters are twenty-five cents for five minutes (or less), so you need some loose change, at least when you’re driving and parking. Although, you could keep a stash of coins in your car—just for expensive parking meters.
Mr. Peacock swoons over the money clips that you can engrave with your monogram—like these classic Tiffany money clips.
Hermes has many elegant silver money clips with their iconic “H” incorporated into the design.
These money clips would be suitable for any gentleman. Mr. Peacock likes the clever “steering wheel” money clip, in the middle.
These money clips are both functional and a great value.
Mr. Peacock’s ideal wallet has a place for bills, cards, a pocket for money, and a zipper around the entire piece—like these handsome wallets in black or brown.
Comme des Garçons has some very fun colored leather wallets that zip-up—like this embossed bright green wallet.
This relatively slim wallet has a place for cash, cards and coins, but it doesn’t have a zipper—just a snap to keep it closed shut.
Mr. Peacock likes the pebbled leather of this Il Bisonte wallet.
These wallets by Jack Spade are more traditional in their structure. Mr. Peacock likes the wallet with embossed anchors, on top. The black wallet has a snap coin pouch.
What do you use—a money clip or a wallet? And what pocket do you keep it in—front or back, left or right?