^Those shoes are much better, and casual enough for the other outfit.
I think the difference is:
A) Most people would consider that tie pretty bad, but they thumbed it because:
B) The context of how it was worn - with a navy suit and light blue gingham shirt
C) The photo quality/framing of the tie
D) It was worn in a "bold tie" FC.
I like bold ties, but the proportions, colours and balance have to be right. There is too much going on in this tie:
Very light colours,...