A vast improvement with the shave and a haircut. You look ten years younger and don't have that hangdog expression emphasized by the face fungus.
Jacket looks a bit boxy again, you need to show a little shirt cuff too. It's an interesting texture but from a distance the checks aren't so noticeable and it's too close to the colour of your trousers.
Shirt and tie combo is OK but your pocket square is lost.
+1 on every point. I'd add that it's just too many patterns among the shirt, tie, and SC. The PS got completely overwhelmed, poor guy.
Meanwhile, when I surf the tie racks, I swear that I can hear you and Spoo looking over each shoulder saying, "Pass, pass, pass, pass, interesting but...pass. Pass, pass, Hello! THAT ONE!
I really liked your tie choice as well. I think that when starting a tie collection it's best to begin with the most basic and simplest patterns (e.g. PG), which will always look good, and avoid the urge to buy something that you may not wear once you become more comfortable with your clothing choices.