70s Easy Riders Motorcycles Biker Black t-shirt Medium
Chest 19 in.
Length 25.5 in.
Content: 100% Cotton
Tag Brand: Box Tag
This faded black t-shirt features an iron on graphic of a biker cruising on his motorcycle beneath the title "easy riders". The term easy rider first emerged as a slang term in the early 1900s and over time its meaning shifted. During the 1960s, the word referred to women who practiced "free love". It was eventually used as the title of the 1969 Dennis Hooper movie Easy Rider. Hopper was quoted as saying that an easy rider was "a person that is not a pimp, but he lives off a woman...he's the one that she loves and she gives money to." The movie featured Hopper and Peter Fonda playing two bikers and its notoriety allowed the term to become tied to motorcycle culture, as it became a phrase used to describe a good, usually Harley-Davidson brand motorcycle.
This shirt may be referring to Easyriders magazine, which emerged in 1970. The publication was targeted toward motorcycle enthusiasts and those looking to embrace the counterculture movements of the late 60s and early 70s. The magazine was published quarterly by Pepper Foster and it was famous for including pictures of nude or topless women as well as paintings by California graphic artist, David Mann.
The tag says large but this shirt fits like a modern unisex adult medium. There are several repairs, see pics.