The Hat Guy Gift Guide


So the man in your life — whether that’s your boyfriend, brother, nephew, first cousin once removed, etc. — wears a hat all the damn time. And there’s nothing you can do to stop him. And why would you?

He’s just a hat guy. It’s that simple.

At Melin, we’re lifelong hat guys, too — we grew up in Southern California, and still wear a hat everyday, everywhere, for any occasion. Part of that’s the sunny weather, sure, but the other part of it is that we know that the humble ballcap can be a part of any wardrobe. And that it doesn’t have to be quite so humble.

Take it from a couple of hat obsessives — dude’s gotta wear a cap. So you might as well get him a good one, something that’s going to last — and look fresh all day. To give you a hand with your man’s head, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide to the 4 types of hat guys, and how to change them from hat guys into Melin men.

1  The Class Act

You know the guy. The guy who never gets rattled on the golf course. Loves an old-fashioned or three. Comfortable on the marina as he is on sales call, and often at the same time. This guy belongs in our Vintage Fit - our twist on the classic ballcap’s curved visor and relaxed crown. May we humbly suggest The Ace, featuring sueded cotton crown panels sourced from Italy’s iconic Solbiati fabric mill.

2  The Hang Ten

There’s one word to describe him — chill. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t go hard when he needs to. From surf to skate to snow, he’s got to have a hat that covers all the bases. That’s why we built The Amphibian, our mesh-backed Split fit hat that’s built with moisture-wicking, water-resistant materials. And it floats.

3  The Outdoorsman

He fishes, he hikes, he enjoys a nice bourbon. He loves the outdoors but doesn’t have the headwear that matches his durability. May we recommend The Maverick — for the man who blazes his own path.

4  The Stone Cold Stunner

Here’s the guy who dials it up for a night out. He’s the one who doesn’t leave the house without making sure everything’s on point, and he’s the one who doesn’t have the hat to match the rest of his kit. Enter The Bar: it’s Melin’s crowning achievement, made from the same grade of leather used in luxury automobiles, emblazoned with a gold bar that lets ‘em know there’s a new standard in town the moment he walks in the door.

If your guy’s a hat guy, he’s one of these 4, or maybe all of them. This holiday, give him the gift of the hat that’ll take him from the hat guy he is to the hat guy you want him to be.

The Hat Guy Gift Guide


So the man in your life — whether that’s your boyfriend, brother, nephew, first cousin once removed, etc. — wears a hat all the damn time. And there’s nothing you can do to stop him. And why would you?

He’s just a hat guy. It’s that simple.

At Melin, we’re lifelong hat guys, too — we grew up in Southern California, and still wear a hat everyday, everywhere, for any occasion. Part of that’s the sunny weather, sure, but the other part of it is that we know that the humble ballcap can be a part of any wardrobe. And that it doesn’t have to be quite so humble.

Take it from a couple of hat obsessives — dude’s gotta wear a cap. So you might as well get him a good one, something that’s going to last — and look fresh all day. To give you a hand with your man’s head, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide to the 4 types of hat guys, and how to change them from hat guys into Melin men.

1  The Class Act

You know the guy. The guy who never gets rattled on the golf course. Loves an old-fashioned or three. Comfortable on the marina as he is on sales call, and often at the same time. This guy belongs in our Vintage Fit - our twist on the classic ballcap’s curved visor and relaxed crown. May we humbly suggest The Ace, featuring sueded cotton crown panels sourced from Italy’s iconic Solbiati fabric mill.

2  The Hang Ten

There’s one word to describe him — chill. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t go hard when he needs to. From surf to skate to snow, he’s got to have a hat that covers all the bases. That’s why we built The Amphibian, our mesh-backed Split fit hat that’s built with moisture-wicking, water-resistant materials. And it floats.

3  The Outdoorsman

He fishes, he hikes, he enjoys a nice bourbon. He loves the outdoors but doesn’t have the headwear that matches his durability. May we recommend The Maverick — for the man who blazes his own path.

4  The Stone Cold Stunner

Here’s the guy who dials it up for a night out. He’s the one who doesn’t leave the house without making sure everything’s on point, and he’s the one who doesn’t have the hat to match the rest of his kit. Enter The Bar: it’s Melin’s crowning achievement, made from the same grade of leather used in luxury automobiles, emblazoned with a gold bar that lets ‘em know there’s a new standard in town the moment he walks in the door.

If your guy’s a hat guy, he’s one of these 4, or maybe all of them. This holiday, give him the gift of the hat that’ll take him from the hat guy he is to the hat guy you want him to be.