FALL RIVER — The fifth floor of Tower Mill on Quarry Street is populated by alligators, pythons and French bulls, or, more specifically, their hides.
Fall River native Frank Clegg — with the assistance of sons Andrew and Ian and a full-time staff of 15 employees — utilizes the animal skins to create a high-end line of duffle bags, briefcases, handbags, back- packs and accessories such as belts and wallets.
Prices at Frank Clegg Leatherworks start at $40 for a bullhide fountain pen sheath. An American alligator hold all bag, on the other hand, sells for a cool $16,000.
Most of the stitched, cut and finished products, however, are fashioned from bullhide.