In defiance of popular western stereotypes, there is no crucial proof that Shinobi would only adorn the shinobi shozoku or black ninja attire. Shinobi wore civilian clothing instead as it would be more practical and safe during daylight. Amid the Japanese feudal times, Ninja may have equipped hidden chainmail during night attacks. Thus reinforcing the shinobi shozoku clothing as dictated by the situation, self preference or availability. The material colors depended on whether the shinobi adorned a disguise or wanted to camouflage himself.