Recently I was honored to be invited to the Albert Kennedy Trust 25th Anniversary Gala Dinner, celebrating 25 years of tireless work by the AKT to support young homeless gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people aged 16-25 in crisis.

It was a fantastic night, full of humbling stories, empowering speeches, loads of fundraising – the auction alone raised over £37,000! – and amazing entertainment.

The evening was hosted by Sir Ian McKellen and actress/author/activist Sophie Ward with performances fromCelebrity Big Brother’s Kavana, Marcus Collins, and more. Everyone was dressed to the nines in glittering dresses, sharp tuxedoes and lots of shiny patent footwear.

The wonderful guys at ASOS dressed me for the event in their super-slick cream jacket tuxedo with black trousers. Inspired by the likes of Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto at the Oscars and the like, I really wanted to try something a little bolder for me, rather than a standard black tux. And Asos delivered. They have an amazing range online – with the navy styles coming in a close second!

I styled my suit with my favourite Smyth & Gibson Collar-bar Shirt, Topman Tie and Clarks Dosrset Monk Strap shoes. See more of the ASOS suit range here.

Now as many of you may no, I’m rather a fan of dancing; not professional, obviously, I move with the grace of a small elephant, but I do enjoy a boogie on the dance floor (Yes, I sound 90). So when Kavana pulled me up on stage with some other guests, I couldn’t help but oblige and join in the dance. Some say I out shown him. Some didn’t…

A great night with great people for a great cause. Big thanks to ASOS again for keeping me look stylish.

Check out more pictures form the Albert Kennedy Trust 25th Anniversary Gala Dinner

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Ian McKellen

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Sophie Ward

Marcus Collins

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Written by Neil Thornton
London-based coffee drinker. Editor by day, blogger by whatever time he finds spare.