New Zealand Life & Leisure Magazine

Author and photographer Kelly Lynch wrote an article in New Zealand Life & Leisure Magazine entitled: Destination/Colorado. In this article, she mentions F.M. Light & Sons:

Old Gringo Bonnie Cowboy Boot - Photo Credit: Kelly LynchI’m delighted to recognize a shop from my hotel-room photograph; FM Light & Sons, Outfitting the West since 1905, is the town’s oldest store. It’s remained in the family since then and is now owned by Ty and Del Lockhart, fourth-generation Light descendents who enthusiastically fit out modernday cowboys, gals and kids in Stetson hats, checkered shirts and boots.

Cowboy Boots with Cards - Photo Credit, Kelly LynchWho would have thought there were so many variations on the theme of cowboy boots? Four shelves are dedicated to baby and teen-sized boots. Stars cut out from a hot-pink pair flash coloured lights and fake leopard print trims others. There are boots for every occasion; a red-and-black pair decorated with clubs, hearts and spades is obviously ideal for poker nights.

Women’s knee-high styles made of soft dark leather and embroidered with flowers retail for $US600. Outside on the main street our toddler Joe rides Lightning, FM Light & Sons’ life-sized fibreglass horse.

Photos and article by Kelly Lynch. Visit her website for more amazing photography!