I agree with the haircut, for sure. I know you read my story about donating my hair and I feel I love my hair and my ability to carry myself when my head is shaved. Once it did grow back after the first time I only buzzed it down to 1/4 inch the second time I donated and it was the best fit and feel for me.
I was surprised by my new found love for flannel although I will say, if I wear a few sizes too big it feels like I’m walking around wrapped in a fuzzy, warm blanket. This helps, I think.