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by | 9th, February 2004

‘IF you doubt that the Mail is right to suggest that things are not as good as they were 50 years ago, take a look at the Sun and its story of the continuing erosion of the family unit.

Fifty years ago, this look was all the rage

Tom Smith, 17, was forced by changing circumstances and mores to take his father’s credit card and spend £12,000 on the necessities of life.

Having bought a ticket from Stansted Airport to Rome, Tom proceeded to forge his father’s signature and buy a variety of compulsory goods, the type without which no teenager should be forced to make do.

The list of purchases includes: Versace silk trousers, belts shoes, T-shirts and trainers (£1,900); Prada boots and more trousers (£800); a couple of nights at the five star Hassler Roma hotel (£340 per night); a Louis Vuitton suitcase (1,632) and a pair of Armani sunglasses (£163).

And why did Tom do it? We know the answer, but the ever-thorough Sun likes to hear Tom speak for himself.

“If Dad had got me these things in the first place, I wouldn’t have had to steal his card,” says Tom.

We could not agree more – 50 years ago we are pretty sure that any self-respecting father would have bowed to his son’s humble demands and worked hard to kit him out in the panoply of youth.

And he’d have bought British goods into the bargain and not forced his boy to buy Italian stuff…even if it was made in Asia.’

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