The mayor of Wildwood, N.J. if fed up with sagging pants. Ernest Troiano, Jr. is behind (no pun intended) a law that will regulate boardwalk attire, while paying special attention to where pants rest. The provision will fine anyone whose pants droop 3 inches below the waist $25 to $100 for a first offense and $200 for a second. It also requires men to wear shirts at all times and that shoes be warn on the boardwalk. The town has also flirted with the possibility of making offenders complete 40 hours of community service.
Some argue that the law is unconstitutional. Ruthann Robson, a law professor at City University of New York who penned the soon-to-be-released book Dressing Constitutionally, says the law is flawed. "Courts have struck down attempts to ban saggy pants if what is exposed is underwear rather than 'private parts,'" she told the Associated Press. "As for municipalities requiring men to wear shirts, at least one federal appellate court has said that is 'irrational.'"
The law will reportedly pass tomorrow.
[via Associated Press]