Shop till you drop is an age-old adage, one that takes on a different meaning for many a miserable man. In exchange for making their partner sit court-side for 10 different Clippers games, these chaps must now sit through 10 different shoe-store runs. Sleepers, ragers, and downright depressives are stationed throughout the world's malls, dragged there by lovers and parents alike. Stuck with only their phones, shopping bags, and a dubiously comfortable "men's area," these men are mall fixtures as recognizable as sunglasses kiosks or food courts.
The gentlemen captured in these photos may as well have been captured by the Viet-Cong based on their tormented gazes. The next time you're at the outlet mall, keep your eyes peeled for these most unfortunate of souls.