I have my own gear. much better than provided. Special environments the customer provides it.
However: Company uniforms, I was Bucked (challenged) on cotton pants and shirts.By the employer. They cost more.
Then i went to a power distribution plant. My Polyester shirt would not fly (short sleeved to boot). No Access, Called the shop, Owner said "Put on a sweat shirt, you wear them any way" (not company issued).
Bad Answer. I elected to be turned away. I got paid, Travel and the rest. Don't put me in that spot. It cost my employer more that day than it cost me. I also don't feel bad about it. After that answer, No Negotiations with the customer. being a power plant.None accepted.
We are lucky to still have them as a client.
My safety is my responsibility. However, If you want (require) me to wear your uniform (not the issue)Provide me with proper attire.