Mads Mikkelsen’s version of Le Chiffre is introduced in Casino Royale dressed in a thoroughly villainous manner. However, his suit is very Bond-like, made by English tailor Chris Kerr. The suit is made of a deep charcoal-brown lightweight worsted that is woven from mottled yarns. In low lighting the suit looks black, but outdoors the variegation is apparent.
The button three suit jacket has a structured silhouette with straight shoulders with roped sleeve heads. The lapels are a medium width with a slightly high gorge. The jacket is detailed with single vent, flapped pockets and four buttons on each cuff. To show he’s a flamboyant character, Le Chiffre wears his last cuff button open.
The suit trousers match the cut of trousers of James Bond’s dinner suit in Casino Royale. They have a medium rise, single reverse pleats and medium-width tapered legs. The trousers are supported with a black leather belt.
Unlike the classic suit, the dark shirt immediately identifies Le Chiffre as a villain. This one element of Le Chiffre’s outfit does all the work. The shirt is aubergine—a dark, muted purple—and it’s not a colour appropriate for a formal shirt. The darker a shirt is, the less formal it is, and shirts darker than medium shades are not formal enough to wear with most suits. This bold way of breaking convention is a classic method of dressing a villain. By boldly showing they don’t follow the rules of dressing up, they’re also showing that they don’t follow other rules.
The shirt has a moderate spread collar with short points. The suit jacket sleeves are too long and make it difficult to see the shirt’s cuffs, but they are most likely a type of button cuff.
Le Chiffre wears a solid black tie with a medium-sized self grid check. He ties it in a windsor knot that is too fat for his collar. Such a large knot needs a taller or wider collar with longer points. Le Chiffre’s black shoes have an elongated, square toe, which was very trendy at the time.