Dennis Hopper broke with a lot of conventions in his directors debut, portraying two hippies on their search for the pure experience of freedom riding their, at the time pretty rare, Harley Davidson chopper bikes. The ‘easy riders’ encounter a range of characters either agreed to their lifestyle and ideals as well as violently opposed to it.
Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper star as the ultimate hippies, driving with just a bag and a woolen Indian type blanket on the back of their bikes. Although Jack Nicholson steals the show with his foolish but superb acting. The characters they meet on their way through the American highlands are dressed as interesting. An overload of traditional americana wear with Wrangler western shirts, Levi’s type III denim jacket, many jeans and ivy-style sweaters.
But in the end Easy Rider is the walhalla for the vintage sunglasses collector. I would love to give you the names of all the different frames seen, I simply couldn’t get them. The shades worn by Peter Fonda are the Ray Ban Olympia I Deluxe, Jack Nicholson’s seem to be a Clubmaster at first sight, but a closer look reveals they’re slightly different. Comments on the remaining glasses are more than welcome.