Meet The Team
The founder and driving force behind FashionBeans, Ben Herbert has been providing the everyday male with fashion and style advice since 2007. Having started the site as a side project, Ben has since grown the title into a leading men’s lifestyle publication.
With 15 years’ experience in publishing, editor-in-chief Ian Taylor oversees the content on all FashionBeans channels. A former editor at AskMen and Men’s Health, he has made a career out of finding the best advice for men on everything from style and grooming to fitness, careers and relationships. He thinks that 90% of his wardrobe is navy, grey or white, but don’t hold that against him.
Luke ToddDeputy Editor
As FashionBeans deputy editor, Luke Todd is tasked with filtering through the latest from the worlds of fashion, grooming, fitness, technology and lifestyle to deliver an indispensable edit of the most stylish stuff. Along with working on the site since 2009, he has written for leading titles such as ShortList, Drapers and GQ Style Germany and has consulted for brands including Bulldog Skincare and James Harknett.
Luke SampsonAssociate Editor
FashionBeans’ Associate Editor Luke Sampson has spent the last decade working with global fashion brands to develop their content while also working as a freelance journalist covering men’s fashion, lifestyle and grooming. In addition to serving as the menswear editor of Reiss, Luke’s work has appeared in the Financial Times, but now spends most of his days sifting through the latest trends and contemplating ways to wear millennial pink.
Lee KynastonGrooming Editor
An award-winning journalist and former magazine editor, Lee Kynaston is one on the UK’s best known and most experienced male grooming experts. Lee writes for The Telegraph, Men’s Health, Harrods Magazine and numerous other publications, is lifestyle and grooming editor of men’s skincare retailer Niven & Joshua and was voted Best Grooming Blogger at the Fashion Monitor Journalism Awards for his Grooming Guru website.
Cillian O’ConnorContributing Editor
Cillian O’Connor is a freelance writer, editor and consultant, best known for his ability to sort the wheat from the chaff in the worlds of men’s style, grooming, lifestyle and design. Once named the No. 1 Blogger by Vogue, Cillian also contributes to The Sunday Times, The Business of Fashion and Metro.
Tom BanhamContributing Editor
Tom Banham is an outerwear addict with bylines in GQ, Men’s Health and Mr Porter. He’s fascinated by the collision of high fashion and streetwear, but also knows his way around a soft-shouldered blazer.