Good evening, what exactly does mean the word "matching" in the following context (British): Would you like your new pair of designer jeans to come with a matching mobile phone, bottle of vodka or hotel key? Helen Jennings reports on how the fashion industry is spreading its stylish wings….
I can understand it "attractive, by the latest fashion". Am I right?
Thanks for Your comments.
Matching in this sentence is in a present participle form (acts as an adjective). The verb match reffers to the mobile phone, vodka and key and means amongst others: to set against (sth.), which is not the meaning we are looking for. Next is to fit, to suit, etc. So basically it means suitable, suitting, fit, fitting. This is it!
A customer gets a pair of jeans along with a mobile phone, vodka and a key that are so handy, so similar to the jeans as they fit to them (jeans) by color, shape, pattern etc. It mayhave a connotation attractive or chic, as you have hinted.