Wildwood’s sagging pants ban begins today
If you’re a teenager who, for some reason, likes to wear your pants around your thighs, you better stay off the Wildwood boardwalk.
The Jersey Shore resort town’s ban on sagging pants on its boardwalk takes effect today.
The ordinance has been well-received, Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr. told the Press of Atlantic City in advance of the measure taking effect.
“People tell me it’s a great thing,” Troiano told the paper.
The new law requires that boardwalk-goers’ waistbands fall within at least 3 inches of their waists.
Fines for first-time offenders range from $25 to $100.
Troiano noted police will offer friendly reminders to those wearing their shorts or pants so low their rear-ends are hanging out for all to see.
The new ordinance also requires that footwear be worn on the boardwalk at all times and that shirts be worn on the boardwalk from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.