I've got a money clip that I don't use any more, below is why
I started using it the weekend I got it, without much thought. That's where I started noticing the stigma of money clips. I've found out very quickly that the money clip, although very practical, is only for high society. There were looks, comments, even "huffs".
Less then 7 days of use, and it's back to the wallet for me.
I've been doing some research tonight, to confirm it's not just me or my money clip, to confirm that there is a stigma attached. After hours of reading, and confirmation this stigma can be summed up by a single word; Yuppie.
The Evergladesconfirmed my thoughts, writing out a whole life for someone who ends up dead with a martini and a money clip. The Guitar Shop says clips owners "shove a big bill on the outside of 20 one dollar bills to look like hes rich."
Al Carlos appears to feel my pain "...as I am reticent to do the whole wallet ritual thing because it[Money Clip] seems so, John Tesh, Ward Cleaver and yuppie class."
I don't see why a money clip has to be about being "rich" or drinking martinis, but it appears that's the way. Barbarella makes it reference to a money clip being like a sports car for a middle aged man. She's after a man "who responded more to eloquently spoken words than to a glimpse of a well-endowed money clip".
Be warned fare traveller