Souster & Hicks is a family business established in 1978 by husband and wife team, Geoff and Laura Souster, based in a stunning Georgian building located in the beautiful village of Woburn in Bedfordshire.
Geoff and Laura’s eldest son, Scott, joined the company back in 1999 and younger son, Wes joined in 2003. Both Scott and Wes are fully trained in the art of bespoke cutting and tailoring, and will continue the future of the Souster name within the tailoring world.
A little about Geoff
Geoff Souster has a career spanning 50 years, hand cutting more than 30,000 bespoke suits. Geoff was elected as the youngest ever National President of the Federation of Merchant Tailors in 1988, and also works as a consultant helping to set up and improve the patterns created for made to measure manufacturers, such as Wensum.
A little about Laura
Laura Souster, who has also been working in the tailoring industry for 50 years, is a highly skilled tailoress. Laura successfully runs her ever-growing ladies tailoring business together with her daughter-in-law, Natalie Souster, who most recently joined the family business.
Souster & Hicks were the first ever bespoke tailors to feature on the BBC's "The Clothes Show" in 1988 when we were making suits for the world champion boxer, Barry Mcguigan. Along with Barry, Souster & Hicks has been the tailor of choice for many well-known celebrities, past and present, including:
- Eammon Holmes
- Bob Monkhouse
- Eric Morecambe
- Matthew Kelly
- Lenny Henry
- Russell Watson
- Michael Bublé
- James Milner
- Daniel Ricciardo
During the late 80’s Souster & Hicks also became one of the very first bespoke tailors to use a factory made to measure computer cutting system. This allowed them to produce a very competitively priced suit as well as the renowned fully bespoke garments.
For more information about our company, products or services – or to arrange an appointment - please call the store on 01525 290862 and let us know what you require.