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    Meaning of 'cut with a modern silhouette'

    The following is written on the label of the Goldlion trousers I bought recently. Could someone please explain to me what the part in bold means?

    This collection is created with selected premium fabric cut with a modern silhouette to fit the modern lifestyle of the working executive.

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    Re: Meaning of 'cut with a modern silhouette'

    It's marketing gobbledegook. I imagine it's supposed to suggest that the clothes are cut in the most modern style, which will show up well if you are silhoutted against a light background.

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    Re: Meaning of 'cut with a modern silhouette'

    It simply means how it's cut, the overall pattern, the outline it makes. This example is on www.m-w.com:
    1. He admired the sports car's sleek silhouette.

    It's the same for clothing.

    I don't what makes it modern silhouette versus an traditional silhouette, because I"m not very fashionable.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Meaning of 'cut with a modern silhouette'

    Note that both 5jj and Barb_d are using 'cut' in a sense that may not be familiar to you - where it doesn't mean just 'cut' (in the simple 'separate using a sharp instrument' sense, but the cloth is cut (in that sense) and the pieces of material are sewn together.

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    Re: Meaning of 'cut with a modern silhouette'

    Afterthought: this 'cut' in the sense of 'design from scratch' is present in the idiom Cut your coat according to your cloth - Idiom Definition - UsingEnglish.com .

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    Re: Meaning of 'cut with a modern silhouette'

    I recently learned that "executive cut" means the garment is tailored to fit men with expanded(ing?) waistlines.

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