Tag Archives: cowboy hats

Spring Fashions

This is F.M. Light’s great-great-granddaughter Sarah Lockhart wearing all FM Light spring fashion attire and accessories. All photos by local photographer, Matt Eidt. Turquoise adds flare to any outfit! A pair of Levi’s and a good flannel will never go out of style. We’re loving the new rompers this season. Stop in and we’ll help […]

Felt or Straw?

“In a cowboy hat, you become a cowboy – walking a little taller and striding with confidence as others acknowledge the Western aura about you,” writes Jim Arndt in How to be a Cowboy. There are straw cowboy hats and felt cowboy hats and everything in between. But, when do you wear what? Here’s your […]

Store on Wheels: F.M. Light Hits the Road Like Old Times

During the Great Depression, Frank Light took his store on the road. Everyone was struggling to put food on the table, and Frank knew he needed to do something drastic if the store was going to stay in business. A man of action, Frank Light didn’t want to sit and wait for ranchers to come […]

6th Generation Family of F.M. Light and Sons

A Family Tradition: The 6th Generation Earlier this year, we were able record a moment in history. We filmed a video in F.M. Light and Sons featuring the 6th generation of the Light family. Yes, you heard that correctly. Jeremiah, Simonne and Ethan are the Great-Great-Great grandchildren of Francis Marion Light. We’re  sure that Frank […]

Winter Carnival Celebrations at F.M. Light and Sons

F.M. Light & Sons is the best place to meet and watch the street events. Why? We are having a trunk show of your favorite brands: be fitted by experts all weekend starting on Friday, February 8th (Psst! We’re offering great discounts on Dan Post, Stetson and Scully!) There will be free hot chocolate and […]

Cowboy Downhill in Steamboat Springs – Western Wear and Ski Boots

The Cowboy Downhill in Steamboat Springs, CO is always a good time. But, unless you’ve been there, you can’t begin to understand the craziness that it represents. Think about it: Rodeo cowboys racing down a mountain on skis – a mode of transportation they’re anything but used to. Plus, they’re all decked out in their […]

Merry Christmas from F.M. Light and Sons

We hope you have a wonderful day full of blessings and happiness. Enjoy this special day, and Merry Christmas! “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” – Luke 2:11

A Yellow Sign from F.M. Light and Sons | Western Wear in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Have you seen our yellow and black signs? There are over 100 of them throughout the Colorado landscape on the way to Steamboat Springs, and they advertise anything from Levis, cowboy boots and hats, and any kind of western wear you can imagine (click here for more history of the signs). Our favorite thing is […]

Big News for F.M. Light: a Change in Ownership

We have a big announcement to make: F.M. Light and Sons has a new owner. Don’t worry, it’s still in the family; Lindsay Dillenbeck represents the 5th generation to own the store!  She and her husband, Chris, assumed ownership of the store from her father, Ty, in September. The Steamboat Pilot and Today wrote an […]

The Making of a Stetson Cowboy Hat

Stetson has been making legendary hats since 1865. That’s a long time; they have it down to a science. Wouldn’t we all like to know about the process? Wouldn’t it be great to see how they do it? Why, now we can! Watch this video that gives us an inside look inside the factory where […]