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Jersey Shore Fashion: Boardwalk no place for those saggy pants, Wildwood, N.J. rules

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Officials in Wildwood, N.J. do not want to see this on the boardwalk this summer - or any saggy pants that reveal even more.
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(CBS/AP) WILDWOOD, N.J. - A South Jersey shore town doesn't want to get caught with its pants down this summer.

Wildwood passed a law Wednesday prohibiting those overly saggy jeans that reveal underwear or skin when worn on the boardwalk.

The new measure calls for a $25 fine for a first offense, and a fine of up to $200 plus 40 hours of community offenses for subsequent violations.

Mayor Ernest Troiano says families that have been coming to the popular resort for decades are telling him they no longer will if they have to look at people's rear ends while strolling the boardwalk.

"When you have good families who call you up and say, `I've been coming here 20 years, 30 years, 40 years and I'm not going to any longer because I'm not going to subject my children or my parents or grandparents to seeing some kid walk down the boardwalk with their butt hanging out,' you have to do something," he said.

The mayor says he's confident the new law could withstand a court challenge. Civil libertarians predict it wouldn't.

  • Barry Leibowitz

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