Wildwood's retro dress code


After parlaying doo-wop music and retro motels into a promotional tool, Wildwood wants to go back to the future, fashion-wise.

The Cape May County city famous for its wide beaches and working-class vibe wants people to pull their pants up on the Boardwalk. An updated dress code requiring more coverage and less underwear-baring is set for a public hearing June 12.

The Wildwood Leader newspaper reports that the city wants to be seen as "family-friendly" and not (heaven forbid) old-fashioned.

But as someone who remembers when the sight of another's undies was reserved for, shall we say, a special occasion, I find the quaint notion of a dress code as refreshing as...a sea breeze.

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