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New dress code for Wildwood visitors

by MATT DEVITO Staff Writer

The infamous fashion style of sagging your pants is starting to be noticed as an issue for people at the boardwalk in Wildwood, New Jersey. A new dress code is most definitely going to take place after a public hearing that will take place on June 12.

This new dress code would call for people who wear baggy pants to not have the waist band be over 3 inches below the person’s waist line. No underwear or skin should be shown.

Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr. tells The Press of Atlantic City he is tired of complaints about people who “walk around with their butts hanging out.”

This is due to many complaints made by people who feel that sagging your pants is disrespectful to many people and is just trashy.

Freshman Jackie Biennas said, “Sagging your pants shows that you have little to no class. It makes you look like trash in front of everyone. Honestly, I approve of this law completely and it deserves to be enforced as soon as possible.

Also, for safety precautions, everyone must wear shoes on the boardwalk at all times of the day. This is due to the fact that too people many have gotten splinters and nails in their feet while walking on the boardwalk.

Freshman Vinny Farina said, “I remember once I stepped on a nail in the boardwalk. Even though it didn’t get stuck in my foot, it went through and I had to go to the hospital to get a shot.”

Finally, the third rule is that between the hours of 8 p.m and 5 a.m, everyone must cover their pectoral area with any type of clothing as it is a family friendly environment. Throughout the mid- to late morning and afternoon, people will be allowed to walk around shirtless on the boardwalk.

Freshman Annie Chipchase said, “People really should wear shirts most of the time. It really is disgusting to see some fat men or old people walking around with no shirt.”

Though, with as many people who agree with the dress code, some people seem to also disagree with the new dress code that will take place in a couple of weeks.

Sophomore Emily O’Hare said, “People should be able to wear what they want. It’s a free country. If a guy wants to not wear a shirt at 9 p.m, then he should be allowed to. He shouldn’t be fined just because he isn’t wearing a shirt at a specific time of the night. It’s the summer, let people wear what they want.”

Other places like schools have dress codes to make the environment more school appropriate. That is exactly what Wildwood is trying to accomplish. They want a nicer area for families.

Sophomore Monica Bass said, “As dumb as the idea is, schools, stadiums, and other public places also have similar bans. So why does it matter if a boardwalk tells you to put a shirt on at night? You can not wear a shirt in the day, so it’s not that bad.”

Whether people like it or not the vote for this dress code will be confirmed on June 12. Do you think the dress code should be enforced?

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