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Are Cell Phone Belt Clips The New Pocket Protectors?

Okay, not all cell phone belt clips look as awful as the one in the picture below, but it's my belief that some nerds have traded in their pocket protectors for cell phone belt clips because they just "gotta have their phone on them."

Of course, it's harder for guys because they don't have purses, but even a manbag is more chic than a belt clip and I've seen plenty of otherwise stylish women tying to pull off the look too. I blame Sex and the City for bringing back the fannypack - even if it was Gucci.

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alpierce alpierce 10 years
I don't like anything on my belt, but i can't stand jeans with bulging pockets either. I have a small belt pouch that fits my phone perfectly. It doesn't stick out that much and doesn't generally get in the way
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 10 years
I brought this up in the post yesterday with the cell phone case with all the flowers some wahoo put on their belt clip! it drives me nutso!! it just looks so tacky like when i was in 7th grade and got a pager(man am i getting old) and i was like o o look at me...thats what it seems like to me! Cell phones are used as productive tools(for the most part) not fashion accessories!
DesignRchic DesignRchic 10 years
Another thing people shouldn't wear. It's so tacky! I'd rather stick my ohone in my purse, thankyouverymuch!
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 10 years
I used to have to use one of those Nextel direct-connect phones for work as well. This was quite a few years ago, and the phone was HUGE. So I had to use one of those clips. I freakin' HATED IT. I felt like such a tool. I took it off the second I got home. Nowadays, phones are so much smaller that they'll easily fit in the pocket. Don't get me started on those Nextel walkie-talkies, though. I hate those things, too. They're great for work, but I can't stand when people use them for everything.
Samanna42 Samanna42 10 years
Ok, so I voted they're practical. But only because I'm biased and my boyfriend does that because he works all day and the boys down at the shop use them to communicate (they all have Nextels, damn walkie-talkies). He throws it in his pocket otherwise though. So I guess it just depends on the situation how acceptable it is.
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