How Many Subscribers Does Your Favorite Men’s Style Blog Have?

I often find myself curious as to where various style blogs stack up in terms of readership. Of course, web traffic is tough to measure from the outside, so it can be difficult to tell. One thing that can be easily measured, though, is the number of people subscribing to a site’s RSS feed with Google Reader. Reader makes this information public, in fact - just click on “show details” for any given blog and you can see.

I decided to take a quick tour through some of my own subscriptions to see how my favorite style blogs stack up. My Feedburner data suggests that a bit more than 60% of folks who use RSS feeds are using Google Reader these days, so you can guesstimate total subscribership by multiplying these numbers by 1.5 or so. (Note that these numbers reflect feed subscribers only, so who knows how they relate to web traffic - I’d guess sites with older or less web-savvy audiences are less likely to use RSS. Also, some of these blogs are on the Tumblr platform, and may have additional followers there - PTO, for example, has just over 10,000 Tumblr followers in addition to our RSS subscribers.)

Subscribers / Blog

  1. 135,063 / The Sartorialist
  2. 14,889 / Street Etiquette (Blog)
  3. 9,331 / 1001 Rules for My Unborn Son
  4. 9,029 / Put This On
  5. 6,554 / The Selvedge Yard
  6. 5,650 / Selectism
  7. 4,903 / ValetMag.com (Main Feed)
  8. 4,448 / A Continuous Lean
  9. 4,341 / Secret Forts (3,892 Atom, 449 RSS)
  10. 4,094 / Kempt
  11. 3,839 / Sartorially Inclined (3,382 Atom, 457 RSS)
  12. 3,306 / Hypebeast
  13. 2,993 / Nerd Boyfriend
  14. 2,952 / Unabashedly Prep
  15. 2,859 / The GQ Eye
  16. 2,785 / The Catorialist
  17. 2,645 / Permanent Style (2311 Atom, 334 RSS)
  18. 2,609 / The Trad (2,335 Atom, 274 RSS)
  19. 2,254 / An Affordable Wardrobe
  20. 2,169 / Ivy Style
  21. 2,077 / Men’s Flair
  22. 2053 / [you_have_broken_the_internet] (1,830 Atom, 223 RSS)
  23. 1,666 / Mister Crew
  24. 1,249 / The Pursuit Aesthetic
  25. 1,133 / A Suitable Wardrobe
  26. 1096 / Heavy Tweed Jacket (953 Atom, 143 RSS)
  27. 1072 / Fuck Yeah Menswear
  28. 1,018 / Start With Typewriters
  29. 830 / Prepidemic
  30. 757 / Style Salvage
  31. 745 / Made to Measure
  32. 717 / BROG aka Most Exerent
  33. 637 / All Plaidout
  34. 621 / The Style Blogger
  35. 611 / Valet. > Style
  36. 596 / The Choosy Beggar
  37. 545 / How To Talk To Girls At Parties
  38. 531 / The Bengal Stripe (448 Atom, 83 RSS)
  39. 527 / Gilt MANual
  40. 471 / Less.Gentle.Men.of.Meager.Mean
  41. 443 / Mr. Mort
  42. 412 / Parisian Gentleman
  43. 364 / Black Watch
  44. 352 / Free/Man (Freemanbrand.com)
  45. 351 / Commerce with a Conscience
  46. 348 / The Agatine Eyelet
  47. 340 / Archival Clothing
  48. 320 / Alex Grant
  49. 319 / Style Hunting
  50. 288 / This Fits
  51. 286 / English Cut
  52. 283 / Inventory
  53. 245 / SUITS+BOOTS
  54. 236 / Components of Enthusiasm
  55. 230 / N’East Style
  56. 224 / Street Etiquette (Tumblr)
  57. 213 / Short Shrifted
  58. 192 / The Italian Cut
  59. 182 / free/man (tumblr)
  60. 156 / Rob K. Sawyer
  61. 153 / The Sunday Best
  62. 138 / The Silentist
  63. 131 / tredici e lupo
  64. 126 / Men In This Town
  65. 121 / Bow Tied and Starry Eyed
  66. 114 / Cooper Frederickson
  67. 112 / Well-Plaid
  68. 109 / Tom & Andrew
  69. 75 / Sleevehead
  70. 69 / The Suits of James Bond

(Note that I left off blogs with less than 50 folowers, and I did this by hand with no real criteria for inclusion, so please don’t be offended if you or your favorite blog was left out. You can always look it up and add it in to your own private list that you make, or email me and maybe I’ll add it if I’ve got time. Also: this counts only one feed, and some sites may have separate Atom and RSS feeds, so lmk if you got undercounted for that reason and I can correct.)