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Address: 830 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5005
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+1 970-879-1822
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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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best boot delivery service

my wife and i bought our boots here and had them shipped back east. very friendly customer service and knowledgable staff. no pressure shopping. wish i could have found a hat to... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2015
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147 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2015

my wife and i bought our boots here and had them shipped back east. very friendly customer service and knowledgable staff. no pressure shopping. wish i could have found a hat to fit

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

Thank you for shopping with us, Wythe. We are so happy that you had a good experience and are now enjoying your new boots. Thank you for your comments on our customer service. We strive to train our staff extensively to insure that good ‘ol Western hospitality still thrives. Sorry we didn't get you fitted up with a hat -... More 

Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2015

Easiest clothing store you'll ever shop in. Friendly staff that knows their product ranges with exceptional detail, FM has a broad variety of western wear, with cowboy boots and hats a specialty. If you've never been to Steamboat, but need to accomplish some retail therapy, a visit here is a must.

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Thank KurtS84
Dawson L, Public Relations Manager at F.M. Light & Sons, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed your visit, Kurt! It's good to hear when we've been able to create a memorable experience for our customers. We train our staff extensively on product knowledge, and it is great to know that you were able to benefit from this. Thank you so much for your visiting us and also for taking to time to... More 

Hillsborough, North Carolina
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2015

Great selection of hats, boots and clothing and staff. And they ship. Ask for Harry, he was very helpful and knowledgable of his inventory.

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Thank TomAB9
Dawson L, Public Relations Manager at F.M. Light & Sons, responded to this review

We appreciate your thoughtful review, Tom. Thanks for visiting and we hope to see you again. We'll also pass on your good word to Harry! More 

Boulder, Colorado
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747 reviews
278 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 288 helpful votes
Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

I've been going to Steamboat for about forty years. The signs along the road made you want to see what this store is all about. They have a lot of nice items but they are not cheap. They have probably the largest selection of western boots and hats that I have seen.

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

Thank you for your review, Paul. It means quite a lot to receive a recommendation form someone who has been visiting the Yampa Valley for so many years. It is people like you who keep coming back that help make Steamboat the unique place that it is, and makes running a business like F.M. Light & Sons a rewarding experience.... More 

Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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238 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2015

I had been driving on Route 40 and noticed the dozens (hundreds?) of hand painted signs for this regional outfitter. Naturally, I had to stop in an see what it was all about. The shop was smaller than I had imagined but it was jam packed with all sorts of western wear. Boots. Cowboy hats. Outer wear. You name it!... More 

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

So glad you enjoyed the signs and stopped on by, Frank. We are proud to be a part of the Yampa Valley history that has brought visitors in from the highways for so many years. Thanks for visiting us and taking the time to leave such a kind review. Hope to see you next time! More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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188 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2015

Saw the advertising boards miles before we even got to Steamboat Springs so just had to visit. Such an array of beautiful boots and hats, and fascinating to see how the hats are moulded to shape by hand : Very friendly staff. Of course rather pricey which one can expect.

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

So glad you stopped by and enjoyed your stay, Sandy! Enjoy the rest of your stay in Steamboat and hope to see you again next time you are in town! More 

Litchfield Park, Arizona
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2015

We read the history of the store and were motivated to visit it. A great history of perseverance and accomplishment ... a testament to the American Dream. Nice selection of hats and quality clothing. The only negative thing I would say is that we were disappointed to see some "made in China" items... only because it is a piece of... More 

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

Thank you for your thoughtful and informed review, Julie and Jack! We are so glad you were motivated to come in and see what we are all about and that you enjoyed what you found. We strive to find and promote as many "Made in the USA" brands that we are able. Second to that, we do our best to... More 

Saint Joseph, Missouri
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61 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

This shop is wonderful. The staff is so friendly and helpful. My daughter had been wanting some new boots. Like any teenage girl she needed to try on several pair. The staff were great with her and her indecisive ways. My boys age 9 and 11 loved look around at all the cool western stuff. The discount rack was very... More 

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Thank rdbailey79
Dawson L, Public Relations Manager at F.M. Light & Sons, responded to this review

Thank you R. Bailey for your wonderful review! We are so glad that you and your entire family enjoyed your visit. It means a lot when people take time to express their appreciation, and likewise, we appreciate your business. More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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118 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great staff, great selection of hats and boots. Good discount rack, and of course the classic pony out front for the kids. The heart of Steamboat Springs. Love this place.

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

Thanks for the great write-up, doc! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and that we were able to enrich your stay in the Yampa Valley. Come back again sometime! More 

Denver, Colorado
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344 reviews
166 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed February 11, 2015

This is the place you'll find it. Anything your heart desires in western apperal. They have been in business forever. You won't miss the advertising signs leading up the highway to their store either. They have a huge wall of boots. Every size, shape, and color. If nothing else, it's fun to stop in and see why they have so... More 

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

Thank you for making the time to write us such a kind review! We are always pleased to hear how people have enjoyed their experience with us. Lightning (our equine mascot) appreciates all of the attention he gets from our young visitors. We look forward to seeing you again next time you are in town! More 

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