Masayoshi Shirota, Bespoketailor

When Shirota was 20 years old, he had an accident that left him disabled, and he decided to enter the world of clothing to help others in the same situation in the future, and he focused on bespoke tailoring which are made to fit each individual’s body.

He started his career by attending a tailoring school. He trained under the legendary Japanese tailor, Mr. Hirofumi Saeki and was exposed to the essence of bespoke suits.

In 2015, he moved to Germany to work as a tailor in the Berlin atelier, Purwin & Radczun. He also learnt cutting techniques from a cutter.

After mastering all aspects of tailoring and cutting in Berlin, he moved to Düsseldorf in 2019 to attend the Meister School. He passed all four subjects of the difficult Meister examinations for handicrafts and got the title of Meister in July 2021.

In October 2021, he set up his own workshop in Düsseldorf, with the aim of tailoring clothes with care and attention to detail for each individual, regardless of whether they are able-bodied or disabled.

He is the first Japanese Bespoketeiloring Meister.