Early Days of melin | The DECADE


 melin wasn’t created overnight – it was a long journey of failures, trials, perseverance and determination to elevate the headwear category. We’ve been on the same mission the entire time, to create the world’s most premium headwear, and we’ve been lucky enough to have some amazing individuals play incredibly important and pivotal roles on that journey.  Without whom, who knows where we would be today. 

We sat down with some of the first believers who helped launch melin and shape what it has become today. 

Ryan Sheckler (@shecks), arguably the most dominant and recognizable face of skateboarding. 

Zac Diles (@zacdiles), an 8-year NFL veteran and successful businessman outside of football. 

And JJ (@jjlilhefe), our unicorn. His name is concise, but his list of accomplishments is expansive. 

We would not be where we are without these three and their belief from day 1. They have been with us through the ups and downs…and they have some stories to go along.  

Stay tuned this Saturday, 12/2/23, as we celebrate with the launch of our DECADE Collection, an ultra-limited-edition collection celebrating 10 years of melin.