Soldiers throughout Tamriel know to trust a good pair of Steel Gauntlets.
When it comes to confidence, you can’t go wrong with Steel Gauntlets. I’m personally using the most basic version of this item on my main character and it’s been pretty good so far at level 13. On the visual side, these gauntlets look more intimidating than the lower tiers (iron and hide).
It’s pretty common to get this item from Bronze and Silver chests but if you really want them you can always craft them from the level 2 Smithy using 5 iron and 8 steel ingots. This item is part of the Steel Armor Set.