Yesterday, I was in a rush trying to make it in a timely manner to a job interview. The shower being occupied, I was forced to shave before showering with almost no time to properly prepare my beard. Also, because SWMBO was using the shower and I did not want to steal all the hot water, I was forced to shave with only cold water. Although I was initially very nervous to be shaving in a manner against my normal routine before a job interview, after I finished shaving I was pleasantly surprised with the results.
Using cold water seems to keep the stubble coarse and wiry allowing a sharp blade, such as a feather, to cut right through the stubble. Although this does not feel as luxurious and relaxing as a well-prepared hot lather shave, it seems to do the trick.
Has anyone else here gone against the conventional wisdom and shaved using cold water?