Based in London but with an Italian soul, Imperial Works was a secret society of sorts which took its name from the turn-of-the-century piano factory that housed Rapha’s first offices. To commemorate the gruppo sportivo’s place in our history, we’ve recreated the cycling club’s luxurious black, gold and purple livery. Based on our ever popular Merino Socks, this limited edition makes use of merino’s natural sweat-wicking properties to provide temperature regulation in a broader range of conditions. Merino wool is also naturally antibacterial so, unlike polyester, the socks stay fresh after repeated use. The socks have also been given a pre-wash treatment to reduce shrinkage.