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A cheeky problem: New Jersey town to restrict baggy pants

In a June 6, 2013 photo, a young man wears saggy pants on the Wildwood, N.J. boardwalk. Wildwood is set to pass a law Wednesday, June 12, 2013 regulating how people dress on its boardwalk, including a prohibition on pants that sag more than 3 inches below
In a June 6, 2013 photo, a young man wears saggy pants on the Wildwood, N.J. boardwalk. Wildwood is set to pass a law Wednesday, June 12, 2013 regulating how people dress on its boardwalk, including a prohibition on pants that sag more than 3 inches below the hips, exposing either skin or underwear. Mayor Ernest Troiano said Wildwood has been inundated with complaints from tourists upon whose money the popular beach town depends for its survival.
Wayne Parry, Associated Press

WILDWOOD, N.J. — A Jersey shore town is hoping to put a problem behind it.

Wildwood is set to pass a law prohibiting overly saggy jeans that show underwear or skin when worn on the boardwalk.

Mayor Ernest Troiano (troy-AH'-noh) 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 walking the boardwalk.

The law is set for a final vote Wednesday and brings fines of $25 to $200. It also bans going shirtless or barefoot on the boardwalk.

The mayor is confident the law would withstand a court challenge, but civil libertarians predict it wouldn't.