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Address: 830 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5005
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+1 970-879-1822
08:30 - 21:30
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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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Yes there is a barrage of signs along the way to Steamboat, yes it makes you want to check it out, and yes I did just that. If you are expecting a shop like Kemosabe in Vail then... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Boulder, Colorado
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Boulder, Colorado
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes there is a barrage of signs along the way to Steamboat, yes it makes you want to check it out, and yes I did just that. If you are expecting a shop like Kemosabe in Vail then you may be disappointed, I can't even afford a bandana at that shop. I think FM is affordable clothing, fantastic boot and... More 

Thank laurazzzz2014
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a stop to see if the west beckons to you. Cowboy hats, boots, and western shirts are there. Also today style western women's clothing....and rattle snake eggs.

Thank muse
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

One of my favorite shops in downtown Steamboat Springs is FM Light and Sons. Great selection of clothing and especially cowboy hats !!! Really nice folks working inside, friendly, helpful and just plain fun. I can spend the whole day walking around this beautiful little town. Great people, awesome views and tons of fun.

Thank Alaineski
Crozet, Virginia
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

I'm tough to fit for boots. Wide feet, no arch, use orthotics, bunion on one foot, narrow heels. But, with the help of a patient salesperson named Brady, I found a great pair of Laredos for about $160. Another rep, Brandon, stretched the boots just a wee bit to perfect the fit. Other staff were very friendly without applying sales... More 

Thank CapnCohen
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

There are lots of great Western stores in CO and WY but this is not a top-flight entry in that category despite the prolific advertising. Probably not a bad place to pick up a decent cowboy hat to take home as a souvenir of your trip to Steamboat, though.

Thank Jim H
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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4 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is a must-go for tourists visiting Steamboat Springs, if you couldn't tell by all the yellow signs on the way in to town. This is what I hear is the oldest retail store in town. It has been passed down through generations of their family. They have a giant wall of all different cowboy/girl boots. This is the most... More 

Thank veronikakhan
Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 December 2016

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

Thank cgrosscope
Indianapolis, Indiana
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 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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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 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 

Thank Barkhuizen
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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106 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 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

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