Recently I was on a bus and a young man got on in front of me wearing very low-slung jeans, so low in fact that his gutkes showed above the jeans.
I was sure that his jeans were going to fall off and I was just about to call out, “Excuse me young man, I think you are in danger of losing your hoysen!”
But I thought better of it and stopped just in time.
Slightly amusing Yiddish terminology aside, I concur — I don’t understand this fashion. I must be getting old.
“Gutkes” are better known as underpants. Underpants. That is, they’re meant to go under your pants.