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Address: 830 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5005
Phone Number:
+1 970-879-1822
8:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 9:30 pm

F.M. Light & Sons is Steamboat Springs’ historic clothing store and...

F.M. Light & Sons is Steamboat Springs’ historic clothing store and special place where customers enjoy a step back into the old west while browsing among many original fixtures from one hundred years ago. Founded in 1905 by Francis Marion Light (who preferred to be called Frank), the store is still family owned and operated by the fifth generation.The year 2005 marked the 100th anniversary of the F.M. Light & Sons store. A store still in the family after five generations and built on a philosophy of providing quality merchandise and fair prices. Stepping into F.M. Light and Sons provides you with a true western experience. We carry authentic western wear such as cowboy boots, hats, shirts and jeans. Brands:Old Gringo, Dan Post, Corral, Lucchese, Ariat, Justin, Tony Lama, Stetson, O'Farrell, Bailey, Resistol, Pendleton, Royal Robbins, Ryan Michael, Outback Trading Company, Scully, Wahmaker, Cinch, Cruel Girl, Levi, Wrangler, Woolrich, Rockmount, Southern Thread, Barnfly, George Strait, Carhartt, and much more.Stop by and say hello to the fifth generation owners, Chris and Lindsay!

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Great Serivce and Great Boots

Went to FM Light to pick out a pair of Cowboy Boots for my birthday. Was helped by Janie and she was absolutely fantastic from start to finish. Great service, fantastic advice... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went to FM Light to pick out a pair of Cowboy Boots for my birthday. Was helped by Janie and she was absolutely fantastic from start to finish. Great service, fantastic advice and I love the boots we picked out with her help. FM Light is a must visit on a trip to Steamboat. Thank you Janie

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

If you're driving to Steamboat Springs and you didn't notice the multitude of advertisements for this place for many miles along the road, then you need to visit your ophthalmologist. How can you not stop in to take a look after being bombarded with ads like that? We decided to take bait and walked into their store. Decent sized but... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

We were on a road trip from Denver to the Vista Verde Ranch. About 40 miles into Steamboat we started seeing these signs advertising for F.M Light & Sons, these popped up every mile or so, maybe even more. They seemed to pop up everwhere... Anyway, after a while we felt obliged to go, and thank goodness we did. The... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

After following the sings for 80 miles advertising F.M. Light & Sons, we had to stop in. Awesome selection, wish I wore a cowboy hat. We did end up getting a high quality Pendleton wool shirt at a decent price.

Thank Greg J
Hudson, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

We have been to F.M. Light quite a few times to get Cowboy hats, shirts, gifts and even toys. We took our 2 Grandson's in to pick out their own Cowboy Hats. They had a big selection for children. I found Moccasin slippers and a beautiful T-shirt. My husband has found shirts other times. The kids had fun playing at... More 

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West Monroe, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Before we went to the rodeo we went to the store to check out what they had. Awesome deal on my son's hat. He got one of the straw cowboy hats in the back corner for $6. He hasn't taken it off all week!

Thank rebeccabrabb
Blue Springs, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

Great little western store that smells of money. $350 boots and buckles add to that smell. Wife bought a cheap hat for the rodeo

Thank Micosay
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

They are great. You walk in and immediately you can tell you are in a western store. I will go back every time.

Thank Etchesbyfred
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2016

It is over a 100 years old and we were here for the 100 year celebration! It is the original store and truly has cowboy wear plus up to date boots, hats, western clothing and lots of things for children and adults. Our children and grandchildren love this store and it is a must when they come to visit. My... More 

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Dawson L, Public Relations Manager at F.M. Light & Sons, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review, Gail! It is truly humbling to have someone say these things. Adding value to our community and providing an memorable tradition for multiple generations to enjoy together are things that we earnestly seek to do. Thank you. More 

Stow, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2016

If you are looking for western wear like cowboy boots, hats, belts shirts for both men and women they are pretty stocked. Especially for men. My husband always walks out with something.

Thank becky3176
Dawson L, Public Relations Manager at F.M. Light & Sons, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, Becky! We're glad to hear that you always enjoy your visit. We hope to see you again! More 

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