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M-Clip money clips review

The M-Clip brand is wonderful, so much so that we decided to put together an M-Clip review…

Coming in a selection of different materials and finishes, these money clips are seriously beautiful objects – and they work very well. The multi-patented product has a simple to use sliding lever function that locks the clip securely. Here’s what M-Clip have to say:

“The World’s Finest Money Clip” and “Finally, A Money Clip that Works” … these are the registered trademarks and descriptions that we take very seriously about our product.”

Why choose an M-Clip money clip?

  • Very smart and stylish design
  • High quality – constructed and assembled entirely by hand
  • They work very well
  • Have a good capacity (approx 8-10 bills and 6-8 credit cards)
  • XL versions of some with extra large capacity (approx 20 bills and 1-12 credit cards)

We looked into a selection of materials and finishes in this M-Clip review and discussed the pros and cons for each model.

M-Clip Rhodium Cocobolo Wood

M-Clip Money Clips Review | M-Clip Rhodium Cocobolo WoodAn exquisite money clip, made out rhodium-plated metal with gorgeous Cocobolo hardwood inlays. The combination of rhodium and Cocobolo epitomizes M-Clip’s notion of working with the highest quality materials available.

And it’s beautifully finished, like a high end piece of jewelry. Simple and stunning, this money clip has somewhat of a timeless look.

Price: $$$

ProsCons
  • Stunning combination of exotic wood and rhodium-plated metal
  • Smart and stylish, timeless design
  • Good for any occasion
  • Materials more expensive so reflected in the price

M-Clip Ultralight V Series – natural

M-Clip Money Clips Review | M-Clip Ultralight V Series - naturalMade from super-light, aircraft grade aluminum, the Ultralight V Series is M-Clip’s most affordable range.

The ultralight satin finish anodized aluminum money clip weighs in at just 1 ounce so no need to worry about this weighing you down!

If you want that M-Clip quality and design but your budget doesn’t stretch as far as some of the higher priced models, then look no further.

Price: $$

ProsCons
  • From the Ultralight V Series – M-Clip's most affordable range
  • Impressive capacity (approx 8-10 bills and 6-8 credit cards)
  • Lightweight aluminum
  • Smart and stylish design
  • Spring makes it a tad bulkier than some money clips but not much

M-Clip Stingray

M-Clip Money Clips Review | M-Clip StingrayThis is yet another of M-Clip’s compelling material combinations. (We included its friend, the Rodeo Dark Blue Alligator in our review of 5 of the Top Money Clips).

Rhodium-plated, (like the Cocobolo Wood and Alligator M-Clips), this handsome money clip is inlaid with the polished skins of Pacific Stingray.

Price: $$$

ProsCons
  • Genuine Pacific Stingray leather
  • Rhodium-plated base metal
  • Smart and stylish design
  • Would make a special gift
  • Mid-higher end of the M-Clip price range

M-Clip Ultralight V Series – blue

M-Clip Money Clips Review | M-Clip Ultralight V Series - blueBlue version of the Ultralight V Series, M-Clip’s most affordable range.

Perfect if you’re looking for a lightweight and / or colorful money clip.

Vibrant and fun, the Ultralight V-Series is produced in a selection of different colors and inlays so there’s something to suit all styles and tastes. M-Clip have even created a US flag version!

For a bit more information on the Ultralight V Series, see our notes on the natural version, earlier in this M-Clip review.

Price: $$

ProsCons
  • Bright, colorful and fun
  • From the Ultralight V Series – M-Clip's most affordable range
  • Impressive capacity (approx 8-10 bills and 6-8 credit cards)
  • Lightweight aluminum
  • Smart and stylish design
  • Spring makes it a tad bulkier than some money clips but not much

M-Clip Stainless with Polished Border

M-Clip Money Clips Review | M-Clip Stainless with Polished BorderIf you’re looking for a stainless steel M-Clip and don’t mind spending a touch over $100 then have a look at the M-Clip Stainless with Polished Border.

Suited to both everyday use and special occasions, it’ll hold all of your essential items (and more). With a full stainless steel construction, this money clip will stand the test of time.

Price: $$$

ProsCons
  • From the Stainless range – M-Clip's most popular line of money clips
  • Impressive capacity (approx 8-10 bills and 6-8 credit cards)
  • Made from super durable stainless steel
  • Smart and stylish design
  • Slightly more expensive than M-Clip's Ultralight V Series range

M-Clip Stainless with Polished Border XL

M-Clip Money Clips Review | M-Clip Stainless with Polished Border XLThis is the extra large version of the money clip above. M-Clip’s XL versions are exactly the same as the standard size but have a deeper spring.

Ideal if you like the M-Clip range but need to carry more items.

And unless you’re planning on carrying the contents of your top drawer around with you, the capacity of 20 bills and 10-12 credit cards should mean you’ll never be stuck for space.

Price: $$$

ProsCons
  • From the Stainless range – M-Clip's most popular line of money clips
  • Extra large capacity to carry more items (approx 20 bills and 10-12 credit cards)
  • Made from super durable stainless steel
  • Smart and stylish design
  • Extra large costs a little bit more than the standard size (usually $30)

Want to see more M-Clip money clips?

We’ve included a handful of the M-Clip money clip range in this review. If you would like to see more, why not check out our interactive chart where you can compare M-Clip money clips by material and price?

Tip: to filter the search results in the chart, use the search box like below. In this example we have searched the term “M-Clip”, which returns all of the results that include the word “M-Clip”. (We’ve cropped the photo below with only 3, but don’t worry there are many more M-Clip money clips in the comparison chart!)

M-Clip Money Clips Review | tip for using the interactive chart

Money clip guide

The definitive Money Clip Guide on this page currently contains over 60 money clips for you to compare. We’ve included the essential info for each money clip.

Some quick tips on getting the best out of the guide:

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  • The price column displays an approximate price range. Amazon.com runs special offers and promotions so these can change at times but the ranges are as follows:

$ = under $25   |   $$ = $25 to $75   |   $$$ = $75 to $250   |   $$$$ = $250+

ProductMaterial(s)Price
M-Clip Ultralight V SeriesBest Money Clip | M-Clip Ultralight V SeriesAluminum – with stainless steel heat tempered spring$$
Tonino Lamborghini Aria CollectionBest Money Clip | Tonino Lamborghini Aria CollectionStainless steel – with carbon fiber insert$$$
Landstroms Black Hills with Gold Deer HeadBest Money Clip | Landstroms Black Hills with Gold Deer HeadGold on enameled metal$$$
Sterling Silver Paper Clip Money ClipBest Money Clip | Sterling Silver Paper ClipSilver (Sterling Silver)$$
Wagner Victorinox Swiss WalletBest Money Clip | Wagner Victorinox Swiss WalletAluminum$$
Mcusta Knives 83 Tsuru Crest Money Clip Series Linerlock KnifeBest Money Clip | Mcusta Knives 83 Tsuru Crest Money Clip Series Linerlock KnifeStainless steel$$$
Bosca Nappa VitelloBest Money Clip | Bosca Nappa VitelloLeather$$
M-Clip Stainless with Polished BorderBest Money Clip | M-Clip Stainless with Polished BorderStainless steel – with stainless steel heat tempered spring$$$
JJ Weston Dollar $ SignBest Money Clip | JJ Weston Dollar $ SignGold-plated$$
Smart Money ClipBest Money Clip | Storus Smart Money Clip titaniumTitanium$$
M-Clip Rhodium Cocobolo WoodBest Money Clip | M-Clip Rhodium Cocobolo WoodRhodium-plated base metal – with stainless steel heat tempered spring$$$$
Victorinox Swiss Army Money ClipBest Money Clip | Victorinox Swiss Army Money ClipMetal and stainless steel$$
Batman Money Clip – DC Comics OriginalsBest Money Clip | Batman Money Clip DC Comics OriginalsSilver-plated metal with black enamel finish$$
Stel Stainless Steel Carbon Fiber InlayBest Money Clip | Stel Stainless Steel Carbon Fiber InlayStainless steel and carbon fiber$$
Money Clamp Geneva Black Matte with WalletBest Money Clip | Money Clamp Geneva Black MatteLeather and metal clamp$$
M-Clip Rodeo Dark Blue AlligatorBest Money Clip | M-Clip Rodeo Dark Blue AlligatorRhodium – with American alligator skin and stainless steel heat tempered spring$$$
Carbon Fiber Double Sided Money ClipBest Money Clip | Carbon Fiber Double Sided Money ClipCarbon fiber$
Basket Weave Money Clip in 14 Karat GoldBest Money Clip | Basket Weave in 14 Karat GoldGold (14 karat)$$$$
Johnston & Murphy Money ClipBest Money Clip | Johnston and Murphy Money ClipLeather$
M-Clip StingrayBest Money Clip | M-Clip StingrayRhodium and pacific stingray – with stainless steel heat tempered spring$$$
Adamant Fashion Men's Slim Money ClipBest Money Clip | Adamant Fashion Men's Slim Money ClipSilver-plated metal with black enamel accent$$
Dollar Sign Money Clip in 14 Karat GoldBest Money Clip | Dollar Sign Money Clip in 14 Karat GoldGold (14 karat)$$$$
M-Clip Stainless Brushed with Polished Border XLBest Money Clip | M-Clip Stainless Brushed with Polished Border XLStainless steel – with stainless steel heat tempered spring$$$
Kenneth Cole Reaction Money Clip with ID WindowBest Money Clip | Kenneth Cole Reaction Money Clip with ID WindowLeather$$
Dual Sided Matte Finish Titanium Money ClipBest Money Clip | Dual Sided Matte Finish Titanium Money ClipTitanium$$
Steinhausen Money GripBest Money Clip | Steinhausen Money GripGold-plated stainless steel$$
Money Clamp Zurich with WalletBest Money Clip | Money Clamp Zurich Silver with Black WalletZinc alloy with silver-plating$$$
M-Clip Ultralight V SeriesBest Money Clip | M-Clip Ultralight V Series blueAluminum – with stainless steel heat tempered spring$$
Tonino Lamborghini Motore CollectionBest Money Clip | Tonino Lamborghini Motore CollectionStainless steel and carbon fiber$$
Polo Ralph LaurenBest Money Clip | Polo Ralph LaurenLeather$$
Superman Money Clip – DC Comics OriginalsBest Money Clip | Superman Money Clip DC Comics OriginalsRhodium plated metal and enamel$$
M-Clip Ultralight V Series HerringboneBest Money Clip | M-Clip Ultralight V Series HerringboneAluminum – with stainless steel heat tempered spring$$
Sterling Silver Money ClipBest Money Clip | Sterling Silver Money ClipSilver (sterling silver)$$$
Columbia River Knife and Tool 5655 K.I.S.S ASSist Serrated Edge Assisted Opening KnifeBest Money Clip Columbia River Knife and Tool 5655 K.I.S.S ASSist Serrated Edge Assisted Opening KnifeStainless steel and carbon fiber$$
Vatican Library Collection Lamb of God Gold ToneBest Money Clip | Vatican Library Collection Lamb of God Gold ToneMetal$
Bosca Old Leather Deluxe Front Pocket WalletBest Money Clip | Bosca Old Leather Deluxe Front Pocket WalletLeather$$
M-Clip Ultralight V Series - US FlagBest Money Clip | M-Clip Ultralight V Series US FlagAluminum – with stainless steel heat tempered spring$$
Money Clamp Geneva Silver with WalletBest Money Clip | Money Clamp Geneva Silver with WalletMetal$$
Diagonal Striped Money Clip in 14 Karat GoldBest Money Clip | Diagonal Striped Money Clip in 14 Karat GoldGold (14 karat)$$$$
Harley-Davidson Embroidered Orange Bar & ShieldBest Money Clip | Harley Davidson Embroidered Orange Bar and ShieldLeather$
Mcusta Knives 84 Fuji Crest Money Clip Series Linerlock KnifeBest Money Clip | Mcusta Knives 84 Fuji Crest Money Clip Series Linerlock KnifeStainless steel$$$
Smart Money ClipBest Money Clip | Storus Smart Money Clip blackStainless steel$$
M-Clip Ultralight V SeriesBest Money Clip | M-Clip Ultralight V Series naturalAluminum – with stainless steel heat tempered spring$$
Mercedes Logo Money Spring ClipBest Money Clip | Mercedes Logo Money Spring ClipChrome-plated metal$
Titanium Money Clip with Oval AccentBest Money Clip | Titanium Money Clip with Oval AccentTitanium$$
Bosca Old Leather Front Pocket ID WalletBest Money Clip | Bosca Old Leather Front Pocket ID WalletLeather$$
Polished Money Clip in 14 Karat White GoldBest Money Clip | Polished Money Clip in 14 Karat White GoldWhite gold (14 karat)$$$$
Silver Walking Liberty Half DollarBest Money Clip | Silver Walking Liberty Half DollarSilver$$
Stainless Steel Money Clip with Carbon FiberBest Money Clip | Stainless Steel Money Clip with Carbon FiberStainless steel and carbon fiber$$
Leather Money Clip & Credit Card HolderBest Money Clip | Leather Money Clip and Credit Card HolderLeather$$
Wagner Victorinox Swiss WalletBest Money Clip | Wagner Victorinox Swiss Wallet orangeAluminum$$
Stel Stainless Steel Black Enamel and DiamondBest Money Clip | Stel Stainless Steel Black Enamel and DiamondStainless steel and diamond$$
Tumi Delta Monogram PatchBest Money Clip | Tumi Delta Monogram PatchLeather$$
Tonino Lamborghini Corsa CollectionBest Money Clip | Tonino Lamborghini Corsa CollectionStainless steel$$
Smart Money ClipBest Money Clip | Storus Smart Money Clip gun metalStainless steel$$
Levi's Front Pocket Wallet With Money ClipBest Money Clip | Levis Front Pocket Wallet with Money ClipLeather$
M-Clip Stainless Steel With Black Carbon FiberBest Money Clip | M-Clip Stainless Steel with Black Carbon FiberStainless steel and carbon fiber – with stainless steel heat tempered spring$$
Sterling Silver Morgan Dollar Money Clip (1878 - 1921)Best Money Clip | Sterling Silver Morgan Dollar Money Clip (1878-1921)Silver (sterling silver)$$$
NFL Pewter Emblem Money ClipBest Money Clip | NFL Pewter Emblem Money ClipSilver chrome finish metal$
BottleMate Money Clip & Bottle OpenerBest Money Clip | BottleMate Money Clip and Bottle OpenerMetal$
14K Gold Paper Clip / Money ClipBest Money Clip | 14K Gold Paper Clip / Money-ClipGold (14 karat)$$$$
Superman 3d Money Clip - DC ComicsBest Money Clip | Superman Money Clip 3D DC Comics OriginalsPlated base metal and enamel$$
Hartmann Belting Leather Money Clip WalletBest Money Clip | Hartmann Belting Leather Money Clip WalletLeather$$
Maserati Silver Locking Back Money ClipBest Money Clip | Maserati Silver Locking Back Money ClipChrome nickel silver finish
metal
$
Tumi Monaco Money Clip Card CaseBest Money Clip | Tumi Monaco Money Clip Card CaseLeather$$$
Batman Money ClipBest Money Clip | Batman Magnetic Money ClipFaux leather$
Wagner Victorinox Swiss WalletBest Money Clip | Wagner Victorinox Swiss Wallet blackAluminum$$

Carbon fiber money clips review

Carbon fiber is an extremely strong but lightweight material that is known for its use in aerospace and automotive applications, amongst other things. The material is significantly stronger than steel, yet its weight is closer to that of plastic. Its impressive physical properties and aesthetic make it one of the best money clip materials out there.

Why choose a carbon fiber money clip?

  • Extremely strong high-tech material
  • Incredibly lightweight
  • Pattern of the fiber weave creates a beautiful finish
  • Perfect accessory for motorsport enthusiasts

In our carbon fiber money clip review we’ve had a look at money clips that are made entirely of carbon fiber, along with those that are a combination of carbon fiber and other materials.

Willis Judd Silver Solid Carbon Fiber Money Clip

Carbon Fiber Money Clips Review | Willis Judd Silver Solid Carbon FiberThis stylish money clip is handmade out of solid silver carbon fiber and comes with a black velvet pouch.

Super strong and lightweight, this is ideal for somebody who likes the full carbon fiber aesthetic.

It’s hard to believe but it weighs no more than 10 grams!

Price: $$

ProsCons
  • Solid carbon fiber
  • Extremely light
  • Beautiful carbon fiber pattern
  • Comes with velvet pouch
  • Can a money clip be too light!?

Tonino Lamborghini Aria Collection

Carbon Fiber Money Clips Review | Tonino Lamborghini Aria CollectionThis Italian designed money clip is made from stainless steel and has carbon fiber running through the middle.

Sleek looking and with a beautiful polished finish, this is a really classy money clip – just as you would expect, from one of Italy’s finest brands.

Price: $$$

ProsCons
  • Very stylish design
  • Comes with original Tonino Lamborghini leather gift box
  • Manufacturer's warranty included
  • Slightly more expensive than the other carbon fiber money clips we've reviewed

Carbon Fiber Double Sided Money Clip

Carbon Fiber Money Clips Review | Carbon Fiber Double SidedIf you like to carry a few bills and cards around at the same time then this is the money clip for you. It boasts two clips, one on either side, allowing you to organize your items better. The black carbon fiber makes this a great choice for any motorsport enthusiast!

Price: $

ProsCons
  • One side for bills and one side for cards
  • Strong and lightweight
  • Comes with a 5 year warranty against
    de-lamination
  • Slightly thicker with it being double sided

Stel Stainless Steel Carbon Fiber Inlay Money Clip

Carbon Fiber Money Clips Review | Stel Stainless Steel Carbon Fiber InlayOne of the most interesting aspects of this Stel money clip is the stainless steel tension back, that keeps money and items secure.

Well thought out and nicely finished jewelry grade stainless steel, this is another elegant accessory from the Stel brand.

Price: $$

ProsCons
  • Tension back keeps cash securely in place
  • Clear protective coating over carbon fiber inlay
  • Comes with Stel gift bag
  • More of a stainless steel money clip than carbon fiber

Want to see more carbon fiber money clips?

If, after reading this carbon fiber money clip review you’re still unsure about which is the best money clip for you, why not have a look at our interactive chart where you can compare money clips by material and price?

Leather money clips review

Both durable and flexible, leather is a very good material for money clips.

Leather money clips tend to contain magnets, one on each side. When closed, the money clip grips the bills inside and keeps them in place.

Other leather money clip variants include money clip wallets and money clip card holders, which are more hybrid-type products, somewhere between money clips and wallets. Best thought of as a compromise, a money clip card holder / money clip wallet is generally more streamlined than most traditional bulky wallets but not quite as small as the majority of money clips.

Why choose a leather money clip?

  • Timeless material
  • Ages very well and arguably looks better once worn
  • Smart and luxurious
  • Soft and lightweight
  • Simple and easy to use

Bosca Nappa Vitello

Leather Money Clips | Review Bosca Nappa VitelloWe included this in our top 5 money clips, on the homepage of Best Money Clip.

The Bosca Nappa Vitello is made from high quality leather and is nicely stitched and finished, as one would expect from a Bosca product. It’s priced highly competitively too, pound for pound it’s one of the best money clips out there.

The magnets are on the stronger side but we know how frustrating it can be to have a leather magnetic money clip and the magnets aren’t strong enough, it can slide about and not keep everything in place.

If you’re looking for a leather money clip, the Bosca Nappa Vitello ticks all of the boxes: quality, price, color options, performance.

Price: $$

ProsCons
  • Very good price for a high quality product
  • Available in different colors: black, cognac and dark brown
  • Strong magnets
  • Comes in Bosca embossed box
  • One or two people have noted that due to the strength of the magnets it can be a bit tough to open when nothing is inside

Polo Ralph Lauren Money Clip

Leather Money Clips Review | Polo Ralph Lauren Money ClipThis designer money clip from the Ralph Lauren Polo range is debossed with the brand’s signature pony at the front.

Luxurious and well made, this money clip is good enough for any gentleman to carry round with them.

Another high quality product from Ralph Lauren – and the gorgeous box it comes in is almost as nice as the money clip!

Price: $$

ProsCons
  • Debossed logo is subtle
  • High quality like all of the Ralph Lauren Polo range
  • Ideal for gifting – comes in a beautiful black box with gold Polo logo on
  • More suited to people who like the Ralph Lauren brand

Johnston & Murphy Money Clip

Leather Money Clips Review | Johnston and Murphy Money ClipAnother leather magnetic money clip option is this one from Johnston & Murphy.

We love the simplicity of this design and the French-fold stitching gives it a real classic look.

If you’re looking for an unbranded leather money clip and you’re budget doesn’t quite stretch as far as the Bosca Nappa Vitello it’s hard to look much further than this.

Price: $

ProsCons
  • Classic and simple design
  • Available in different colors: black, mahogany and dark mahogany
  • No logo or branding on the outside so works for all
  • Good value
  • Magnets can demagnetize cards if you keep them inside or too close to the clip, (which is not advisable)

Bosca Old Leather Deluxe Front Pocket Wallet

Leather Money Clips Review | Bosca Old Leather Deluxe Front Pocket WalletTo include a second Bosca product in this leather money clip review tells you something about the quality of their products and design.

This money clip card holder is cleverly designed with a center pocket that can be used to store receipts or other important items. A magnetic money clip on the back sets this above a lot of other money clip card holders.

With three card slots on the front this leather money clip card holder provides an excellent home for your essential items.

Price: $$

ProsCons
  • Keeps cards and bills separate
  • Money clip on the back actually magnetized, (not all money clip card holders are)
  • Has a clever pocket in the center that can be used for receipts and / or other important items
  • Available in different colors: black, cognac and dark brown
  • Another quality leather product from Bosca
  • Slightly wider and longer than most standard money clips

Harley-Davidson Men’s Bar & Shield Money Clip

Leather Money Clips Review | Harley Davidson Men's Bar and Shield Leather Money ClipWhat better money clip for a Harley-Davidson fan than this? Compliment your motorcycle leathers with this genuine leather magnetic money clip, embossed with the Harley-Davidson logo.

With really strong magnets, like the Bosca Nappa Vitello so you don’t need to worry about cash working its way loose in your pocket.

An excellent value leather money clip.

Price: $

ProsCons
  • Strong magnets keep cash secure
  • Perfect accessory to compliment motorcycle leathers
  • Good value
  • Fantastic gift idea for a Harley-Davidson enthusiast
  • Magnets are very strong so not really suited to carrying credit cards inside, just bills

Want to see more leather money clips?

If, after reading this you’re not sure whether a leather money clip or money clip card holder is for you, why not have a look at our interactive chart of money clips? This contains over 60 different money clips and you can compare them by material and price.

Money clip card holders review and comparison

If you can’t quite bring yourself to get rid of your wallet completely, a money clip card holder could be the solution for you.

Best explained as a hybrid product, a money clip card holder is exactly as it sounds – a money clip and card holder combo. Typically they’re made out of leather, but not exclusively.

Why choose a money clip card holder?

  • Keep bills and credit cards separate
  • Organize credit cards better – keep them in particular slots
  • Credit cards don’t use up the capacity of the money clip
  • Still tend to be slimmer than wallets
Money Clip Card Holders Comparison | Bosca Old Leather Deluxe Front Pocket WalletBosca Old Leather Deluxe Front Pocket WalletMoney Clip Card Holders Comparison | Kenneth Cole Reaction Money Clip with ID WindowKenneth Cole Reaction Money Clip with ID WindowMoney Clip Card Holders Comparison | Leather Money Clip & Credit Card HolderLeather Money Clip & Credit Card HolderMoney Clip Card Holders Comparison | Tumi Monaco Money Clip Card CaseTumi Monaco Money Clip Card Case
Card slots3023
Center pocketYesYesYesYes
ID windowNoYesNoNo
Magnetic clipYesNoNoNo
Dimensions4.25" x 3"4" x 2.75"4.4" x 3.2"4" x 2.9"
Price$$$$$$$$$

Bosca Old Leather Deluxe Front Pocket Wallet

Money Clip Card Holders Review | Bosca Old Leather Deluxe Front Pocket WalletA beautifully made money clip card holder from Bosca. It has ample storage capacity for everyday use, with 3 credit card slots and a center pocket that can be used to store receipts or other important items.

The money clip on the back that keeps currency secure is actually magnetic, something that most alternatives do not have.

And of course, with this being a Bosca product, you know exactly what sort of quality you’re getting.

Pros: Superb quality, money clip is magnetized, available in three different colors (black, cognac and dark brown)
Cons: Not the slimmest money clip card holder

Price: $$

Kenneth Cole Reaction Money Clip with ID Window

Money Clip Card Holders Review | Kenneth Cole Reaction Money Clip with ID WindowThis lightweight money clip card holder from Kenneth Cole features an ID window on the front, with the money clip on the back.

Unlike the other products we looked at, it doesn’t have any dedicated card slots. There is room for a couple of cards and ID but if you’re looking to carry a little bit more or want quick access to your cards, there are probably more suitable alternatives.

However, if you do like to travel light and only want to carry a few bills, ID and a credit card or two then this slimline money clip card holder is worth a look.

Pros: Lightweight, slim, ID window makes it easy to show identification without taking it out
Cons: Limited capacity, money clip doesn’t work too well unless you have 5 or more bills in it, clip quite tight

Price: $$

Leather Money Clip & Credit Card Holder

Money Clip Card Holders Review | Leather Money Clip & Credit Card HolderMade out of harness cowhide leather, this money clip card holder is thin but with a generous storage capacity.

There are two credit card slots on the front, money clip on the back and a pocket in the center for other items or extra cards.

Last time we looked, this item was on offer at Amazon.com and available for less than $25 – perfect if you’re looking for something that won’t break the bank!

Pros: Lightweight, slim, good capacity
Cons: Leather not the highest quality

Price: $$

Tumi Monaco Money Clip Card Case

Money Clip Card Holders Review | Tumi Monaco Money Clip Card CaseFrom Tumi, the renowned manufacturer of suitcases and bags for travel – is this slim leather money clip card case.

The streamlined design is part of the Monaco collection and crafted out of high quality textured full-grain leather.

It includes 3 card slots, a center pocket and money clip on the back. If you’re looking for something slim that’s going to stand the test of time, the Tumi Monaco is worth serious consideration.

Pros: High quality, textured leather, one card slot in one direction – two facing the other way, tight clip to keep currency secure
Cons: Card slots a little tight at first, slightly higher price than the others we looked at

Price: $$$

Conclusion

Money clip card holders are perfect for carrying essential items and bills. They are thinner than most standard wallets. While they’re larger than most money clips, they offer superior organization and quicker access to your items.

Want to see more money clip card holders?

If you’d like to see more money clip card holders, why not take a look at the Best Money Clip homepage or check out our interactive chart of over 60 different money clips? You can compare them all and sort them by price, material and product name.

A look at money clips

In our society, our money holds a significant importance to us. We work hard to build up our cash and use it on life necessities as well as leisurely expenses. Since it is so important to us, we have always put the utmost care into safely securing it. While wallets may be a popular choice amongst men, money clips have also become popular for various reasons.

What is a money clip?

A money clip is a small device, usually made of some type of metal, which holds your cash and credit cards. The metal folds over into a small clip that can tightly pinch together your valuables. Since they are so small and efficient, money clips provide you with a much more compact way to store your money. 

A Look At Money Clips | Adamant Fashion Men's Slim Money Clip

There are a few key advantages money clips have over wallets:

  • Safety – Many guys invest in a money clip because they feel they are a safer alternative to wallets. Wallets can make a large noticeable bulge in your pocket, advertising it for hungry thieves. By using a money clip, you can secure your money in a much less noticeable way.
  • Convenience – If you have had a wallet for a while, you may have experienced the problem known as wallet clutter. As things like cards, receipts, and pictures begin to pile up, it becomes much harder to navigate your wallet. With a money clip you have easy instant access to your cash, saving you the time of fumbling through the sections of your wallet.
  • Size – A lot of people claim that size matters. With money clips it’s the compact size that counts. Wallets can be large, bulky, and awkward at times. A money clip makes storing your valuables much easier and clears up space in your pockets at the same time.

A Brief History of Money Clips

Money clips first hit the scene a long time ago and have continued to remain a money storing staple for many men today. In ancient times, most financial transactions used materials like gold and valuable resources. As paper money began to become more popular, people had to find a way to store it. At first things like purses and wallets were made to transfer coins and paper notes

In the early 1800’s, we began to gravitate closer towards the use of paper money and money clips grew in popularity. It wasn’t until the early 1900’s however, that money clips started to become a real trend amongst men. Historically they began as a luxury amongst people who were a bit wealthier. During tough economic times, many average and lower class citizens struggled to gather money on a week to week basis. Because their money was going so fast, storing it wasn’t exactly an issue. People that were better off could use money clips to secure their cash and showcase their wealth.

Money Clips as a Gift

When in doubt, money clips are always a classic gift choice for men. They come in a variety of styles and materials to suit almost anybody. The most popular money clips are made from metals like gold, silver, platinum, and plated brass. These types of clips can come in more luxurious and expensive options, sometimes even garnished with precious stones like diamonds. More expensive money clips go beyond storing money and serve as a lavish and sophisticated accessory for guys.

The amount of personalization they offer also make them a great gift choice. It is fairly common for men to have a money clip engraved with letters, numbers, or symbols. You can choose a specific engraving that fits you or the person you are buying it for perfectly. They have also been engraved to commemorate special events like weddings or birthdays

Modern Day Money Clips

They may be old but are certainly not out of style. In modern times, money clip designs are growing each day and designers are coming up with clever ways to make these compact devices. New types of money clips use bands, buckles, and clamps to go beyond the typical folding style. Metals are still popular but other materials like hard plastics and even carbon fiber are being used as well.

The Sterling Silver Paperclip Money Clip is a creative and artistic approach to a basic money clip. High grade silver is folded into the shape of a paperclip which can easily pinch together your cash.

A Look At Money Clips | Sterling Silver Paper Clip Money Clip

M-Clip’s multi-patented design is produced in a range of materials and finishes, including this beautiful rhodium and Cocobolo wood combination.

A Look At Money Clips | M-Clip Rhodium Cocobolo Wood

Wagner’s Victorinox Swiss Wallet is an innovative modern twist on the classic wallet clip. Made of anodized aluminum and sporting multiple colors, this accessory uses a small switch to effortlessly pop out your valuables.

A Look At Money Clips | Wagner Victorinox Swiss Wallet

The Carbon Fiber Double Sided Money Clip is one of the most recent innovations in money clip designs. The use of carbon fiber is growing in popularity since it is so durable and looks pretty cool as well.

A Look At Money Clips | Carbon Fiber Double Sided Money Clip

Bosca’s Old Leather Deluxe Front Pocket Wallet (strictly speaking, a money clip card holder) is a prime example of a simple yet effective design. Its 3 leather slots and center pocket make it a compact, effective, and sophisticated way to store your money.

A Look At Money Clips | Bosca Old Leather Deluxe Front Pocket Wallet

Since they are such a popular accessory, there are many different brands that have designed money clips. Some of the more notable brands like Bosca, Ralph Lauren, M-Clip, and JJ Weston have been at it for years making sophisticated and convenient money clip designs.

If you are skeptical of the benefits money clips present you, why not give them a try? Even the higher end clips can run at affordable prices and could possibly be your money storing savior