Wildwood May Ban Droopy Pants on The Boardwalk

The Press of Atlantic City reports that Wildwood is thinking of adopting a dress code for the boardwalk. The proposed rules—up for vote June 12—require:

•Foot protection, which may include shoes, sneakers or flip-flops that adequately protect one’s feet from wood or nails protruding from the surface of the Boardwalk, must be worn at all times.

•A shirt which covers the breast and/or pectoral area must be worn after 8 p.m. and until 5 a.m. .

•The waist band of shorts, swim-trunks, pants and/or skirts shall not be worn more than 3 inches below the wearer’s waist – interpreted to mean at a level below the crest of the ilium, so as to expose either skin or garment underneath – at any time.

The idea? To stay family friendly. “I’m sick of hearing people complain about the disrespectful individuals who walk around with their butts hanging out,” said Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr.